Monday night on NBC, 27-year-old Bransen Ireland sang Don Williams‘ “Tulsa Time” during the blind auditions of “The Voice” Season 14. The Tulsa, Oklahoma resident works at an Apple store by day and sings country music by night with his family. Two coaches — Blake Shelton and Adam Levine — turned their chairs around for Bransen, and he ultimately chose to be on Team Blake. Can Bransen make it all the way to the Season 14 live shows? Watch “The Voice” blind audition performance video above.
“You probably won’t have much competition on Adam’s team when it comes to country artists,” Blake said when it was his turn to fight for Bransen. “If you step in this ring over here, it’s gonna be hard, Bransen. It’s gonna work your butt off. And hopefully it’s gonna make you a better singer at the end of the day.” Bransen decided to take the tough road and go with Blake, in part because he told his two sons that he would.
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty noted, “With ‘Tulsa Time’ Bransen easily impressed Blake, but also got a chair turn from Adam (the girls sat this one out). As always, the boys fought like brothers in trying to win Bransen over and it all came down to whether he joined Blake’s team of mostly country artists or joined Adam’s as the only country artist. With that in mind Bransen went the tried and true and joined Team Blake.”
Blind auditions air for the first six episodes of “The Voice” Season 14 on NBC. What do you think of this season and new coach Kelly Clarkson so far? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners.