‘The Voice’ singer delivers country classic with John Conlee cover
During his run on The voice, Jordan Matthew Young has proven his talents in a wide variety of genres. Still, he knows how to keep it country, and the Team Blake star returned to those traditional roots in his Monday night (May 17) performance.
The Austin, Texas native covered John Conlee’s “Rose Colored Glasses” on the 9 Best Performances episode. Young’s coach Blake Shelton praised his song choice, explaining that it was one of his own country covers to play.
Conlee released “Rose Colored Glasses” in 1978 as the first single and title of her debut studio album. It peaked at No.5 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, and paved the way for a seven No.1 hit streak for Conlee, including second and third singles which Pink colored glasses product: “Lady Lay Down” and “Backside of Thirty”.
While Young tried both the country and rock genres for the previous ones Voice performances, he initially caught the judges’ ears with a country song. Back in the blind auditions, he rotated the seats of three judges (Shelton, of course, as well as Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas) with his rendition of “I’m No Stranger to the Rain” by Keith Whitley. the Voice Hope had his choice of judges, but ultimately went with Shelton, explaining that it was the artist who resonated with him the most.
As of Monday night’s episode, Young was one of the two remaining contestants for Team Blake this season, along with pop-leaning performer Cam Anthony. However, while Clarkson may not have been successful in convincing Young to join her squad, she has her own leader of the country in the form of nominee Kenzie Wheeler, who consistently impresses with her national caps.
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