With the blind auditions behind us, the contestants of season 21 of “The Voice” hit the stage for this week’s match rounds. This year, there are a couple of artists with New England connections, and one of them had a seamless rescue Tuesday night.
Virginia native and former Berklee College of Music student Lana Scott, 28, won a spot on Blake Shelton’s team during the blind auditions. Scott left Berklee after landing a cruise ship singing a concert and sailing the world for a few years before heading to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music.
“I do not want you to ever have to sing on a cruise ship again,” Shelton said during a coaching session.
Scott fought it out with another Team Blake artist Hailey Green. Coach of Shelton and Dierks Bentley, the two prepared an energetic rendition of “Girl” by country-pop queen Maren Morris.
Although Shelton chose Green as the winner, he used his one “saw” to bring Scott back.
“The only decision I had to make was who I thought could handle the thirty seconds of a broken heart better, so I would never let you go,” Shelton said.
On Monday, Berklee senior KJ Jennings was unfortunately sent home after her match round. A member of Team Legend, she faced Samuel Harness. Although John Legend praised Jennings for her powerful voice and flexible running, he ended up choosing harnesses.
Guest coached by Camila Cabello, Jennings and Harness prepared a rock cover of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Sean Mendes and Cabello.
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