Gospel Singer Celeste Betton Takes ‘Something in the Water’ to the Next Level on ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Though most contestants on The Voice tend to perform songs in their chosen genre, some, like Celeste Betton, choose to switch it up. The gospel/R&B artist made a bold move Tuesday night (Nov. 10) by selecting Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” for her first live playoff performance, something many singers would shy away from.
Betton was chosen as a comeback artist for Pharrell Williams' team, having previously been eliminated. Betton said the song’s lyrics were special to her not only because of this situation, but her own faith and life journey thus far. Her connection with the tune was clearly evident in rehearsals, as the artist had to work to keep her emotions from overwhelming the technical side of the performance.
The artist brought a new gospel and soul-infused sound to the tune, making it her own but still keeping the powerful nature of the song intact. All four coaches were impressed by the final product, particularly Betton’s coach, Pharrell, who was confident he’d made the right decision in bringing her back.
“Something in the Water” was a No. 1 hit for Underwood, a new track that appeared on her Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album in 2014. It also earned the artist a Grammy award for Best Country Solo Performance.
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