Tanya Tucker Impressed With Barrett Baber’s Take on ‘Delta Dawn’ on ‘The Voice’
Team Blake member Barrett Baber made a unique selection for his performance on The Voice Monday night (Nov. 23) with Tanya Tucker’s 1972 hit “Delta Dawn,” coming to the table with a brand new spin on the classic.
The artist brought his creativity to the song, adding a soulful, funky flavor to the typically more subdued story. Baber had not only his coach, Blake Shelton, to impress during rehearsals, but his wife as well.
“She made my dream her own,” Baber said in rehearsal. “And I’m proud to maybe have the opportunity to fulfill that."
Shelton gave Baber a few tips on where to add his powerful vocals, commending the artist for his artistic vision. “I think this is the perfect song for Barrett right now because he’s a country artist, but he’s got a real soulful slant to what he does,” the country star remarked. “The fact that he found this classic and chose to make it his own proves that he’s the real deal."
Baber pulled out all the stops for his rock-and-soul-laced country performance, working the stage with confidence. The artist even had a gospel choir appear to accompany him on the last section, giving the song the emotional big finish it needed to leave the audience and coaches wanting more.
Shelton was blown away, calling the cover the "best night of the show so far."
"You made a song that has nothing to do with church, but you took us to church,” he added.
Voting for Baber and the other Top 11 contestants runs through noon on Tuesday (Nov. 24), with the results airing Tuesday evening. Check out his full performance above.
But perhaps even more than a successful performance, the biggest honor for Baber was Tucker's explicit approval via Twitter.
She added even more praise via a press release.
"Barrett sure put a modern twist on that ole song and sang the fire out those lyrics. Very impressive. 'Delta Dawn' will always hold a special place in my heart and I am grateful that he chose to perform it in front of a whole new audience."
The song was Tucker's first hit when she arrived on the scene at the young age of 13, reaching No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1972.
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