Ruby Leigh Captivates “Voice” Coaches With “Blue” By LeAnn Rimes
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16-Year-Old Voice Contestant Ruby Leigh Wows Coaches Once Again With Another Cover Of An Iconic Country Songs
Ruby Leigh earned a four-chair turn for her blind audition performance during Season 24. She performed her rendition of Patsy Montana’s classic song, “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.”
16-year-old Ruby showcased her yodeling skills during the song, which wowed the coaches.
Reba chose Ruby as the winner of the battle, and she advanced to the knockouts. She competed against her teammates Ms. Monet and Rachele Nguyen.
Ruby Leigh Covers “Blue” By LeAnn Rimes During Season 24 Voice Knockouts
During the knockouts, Ruby opted to cover another iconic country song, “Blue” by LeAnn Rimes.
Ruby is actually older than LeAnn was when she recorded “Blue.” LeAnn was only 13 years old when she recorded the song for her debut album, also titled Blue.
“Blue” reached the 10th spot on the Hot Country Songs chart and crossed over to claim the 26th spot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100. It has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Because “Blue” is a dynamic song, it’s not an easy one to sing. But Ruby rose to the challenge, and excelled.
“Blue” gave Ruby the perfect opportunity to showcase her depth and tone. It also gave her the chance to throw in some of her signature yodels, which clearly captivated the coaches.
Did Ruby Leigh Win Her Voice Knockout?
The coaches all rewarded Ruby with a standing ovation at the end of her performance.
“Ruby, you’re on a different planet,” said Niall Horan. “It’s amazing what you do with your voice and the power that comes out of it.”
“Everything about you is original, yet you just remind us of something so classic,” said Gwen Stefani.
John Legend remarked how Reba and Ruby are the perfect fit for each other because of their shared loved of classic country music.
Reba agreed with everyone else. She was also blown away by Ruby, and said she has “that country feel” she needs on her team. Reba ended up choosing Ruby as the winner of the battle, and said “goodbye” to Ms. Monet and Rachele.
Head below to watch Ruby deliver her delightful performance of “Blue.” It’s hard to believe she is only 16!