Jake Hoot Sings Trace Adkins’ ‘Every Light In The House’ At Request Of ‘Voice’ Viewers
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The Voice viewers don’t just have the power to decide who moves through each phase of the competition. They also have the power to decide what the contestants perform!
In advanced stages of past Voice seasons, the fans have been given the chance to choose which songs they’d like their favorite contestants to perform. For Season 17, The Voice let viewers pick the songs performed by the Top 11 artists.
Voice fans chose a pure country song for the season’s eventual winner, Jake Hoot. And that song was Trace Adkins’ “Every Light in the House.”
“Every Light in the House” was released in 1996 as Adkins’ second-ever single. It was included on his debut record, Dreamin’ Out Loud.
The song followed on the heels of Adkins’ successful debut single, “There’s A Girl In Texas,” which peaked at the 20th spot on the Hot Country Songs chart. “Every Light in the House” went on to perform even better, and became Adkins’ first Top 5 hit. It peaked at the third position on the Hot Country Songs chart.
“Every Light in the House” placed Adkins on the map in the country music world. The next single he released, “No Thinkin’ Thing,” went to #1.
Voice viewers knew what they were doing when they picked “Every Light in the House” for Hoot to sing. The song allowed him to show off his deep voice, which is unmistakably country in sound.
The song is also emotional, so it gave Hoot the opportunity to not just entertain people with his performance, but move them.
Based on the social media responses to his performance, we’d say Hoot touched many viewers who tuned in to watch The Voice that night. One Twitter user named Valarie Phillips remarked that Hoot was “A Natural Born Country Music Singer” and said she was looking forward to seeing him on the CMA Awards some day.
Here are more viewer reactions to Hoot’s performance.
See why Hoot earned so much praise by watching his performance of “Every Light in the House” in the video below.
Do you think viewers picked a good song for Hoot? Which other songs would you like to hear him sing some day?