Zero Coaches Turn For “Voice” Contestant’s Energetic “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” Cover
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Unfortunately, The Voice can’t have an unlimited number of contestants. So the show’s coaches are forced to be selective with who they choose for their teams.
Some singers make it to the blind auditions, sing for the coaches, and walk away without turning a single chair. That’s always a sad moment, but the coaches do their best to offer praise and critiques that can help the contestant in the future.
During Season 23, the coaches were loving 37-year-old Al Boogie’s performance of “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.” The song was first recorded by Elvis Presley and Travis Tritt later released a famous remake.
It’s a song Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson know well. They looked like they were having a blast listening to Boogie’s rendition.
But because they know “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” so well, Shelton and Clarkson were hoping to hear a little more from the Louisiana native. They didn’t turn their chairs for him, and Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan didn’t turn either.
Once Boogie finished singing, Shelton explained why he didn’t hit his button:
He said, “I was waiting for some of the things that Travis does on his record. Not because I wanted you to copy him, but to see vocally if you could or would go there, you know?” Shelton felt like Boogie didn’t attempt to go to those levels, which is why he decided not to turn.
Clarkson agreed with Shelton. She said, “…like Blake, I was just waiting for a little bit more dynamics. That’s the only thing.” Though she praised Boogie for making a “solid” song choice.
There’s no denying that Boogie’s performance was energetic and fun. The coaches simply felt like it needed a little extra flair.
Head below to watch Boogie’s cover of “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.” Do you agree with the coaches’ decision?