Blake Shelton‘s country heartthrob Gyth Rigdon from Singer, Louisiana had three final chances to excite America during Monday’s “The Voice” Season 16 finale, but which one of his performances was the best? As a refresher, Gyth sang Earl Thomas Conley‘s “Once in a Blue Moon” as his solo cover, “Take It Easy” as his coach duet with Blake and “Proof I’ve Always Loved You” as his original song. Our live-blogger John Benutty recapped each of Gyth’s final three performances, so scroll down to see his snappy reactions and then vote in our poll for your fave.
“Once in a Blue Moon”
Benutty’s take: “Blake was pleased with the song choice because it would serve as a nice tribute to Conley who passed away only a few months ago. The performance was very scaled back for Gyth, but the perfect arrangement of the song. With this he got to show the softer side of his voice as well as his personality. I think the audience will really gravitate to this performance of his, above the others.”
“Take It Easy” — watch above
Benutty’s take: “The next performance from Team Blake was Gyth’s duet with his coach, ‘Take It Easy’ by The Eagles. I loved this for Gyth because he looked like he was having a ton of fun being on stage with Blake and with the song. He had a few hiccups in the performance, but the energy was most important here and in that regard they executed well.”
“Proof I’ve Always Loved You”
Benutty’s take: “Gyth’s original song is a song he says he’s had in his back pocket for a long time. It’s also the only song in the finale that one of the artists has a writing credit on, so for Gyth this was a deeply personal song for him to deliver. The song is definitely something that everyone can connect with and so even without his strong performance of it, I think it’ll be one of the most streamed songs from the night. Gyth has a star quality that comes through in every performance he gives and that’s why he’s been so strong this season. In their critiques, the coaches were impressed by how many different sides of himself he’s shown throughout the competition, and Blake said that he could actually win the show.”
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