Loretta Lynn Reacts To ‘Voice’ Hopeful’s ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Audition
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Now that is praise!
On Tuesday night’s (Feb 26) episode of The Voice, one young singer impressed the heck out of all four coaches, even though only two turned. 18-year-old Hannah Kay performed the Loretta Lynn song “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which made coach Blake Shelton excited just from the musical introduction.
She didn’t have to sing much to convince Shelton to turn and Kelly Clarkson to turn their chairs, just the first lyric! While they were fighting for her, Clarkson said, “I do love the authentic country, which is missing. I get why you’re probably inclined to go to Blake’s team. I get that he’s on country radio…I’d be happy to work with you, but I understand if you don’t pick me.”
Shelton followed up with praise of his own, saying, “I heard Kelly mention the old style and that it’s not really out there anymore. And, the truth is…it is out there. It’s just not being celebrated.”
He added, “Hannah, you can be that female. You can be the one that gets those kind of records back in the mainstream. She is the real deal. I worship that about you, Hannah.”
Ultimately, she chose to be on Team Blake, which garnered her praise from many Voice fans on Twitter.
Another person who is a fan of Kay? Loretta Lynn herself.
The country legend shared the audition on her official Facebook page saying, “I was honored that Hannah Kay picked the song that means the most to me for her audition on the Voice. Blake Shelton, take good care of her! Good luck, honey.”
Kay saw this and posted a screenshot to her Instagram page.
“I love you so much Loretta, you’ve been such an inspiration in my life and your blessing means more to me than anything in this world. I’m so glad I did ya proud,” Kay wrote. Lynn responded to that saying, “Love you too, honey.”
Because of their friendly interactions, maybe Lynn will come sing with Kay if she makes it far enough on The Voice!