Blake Shelton Adds Pop Singer Chris Crump to His ‘The Voice’ Team
Though Blake Shelton is almost a trump card coach for any country singer auditioning for The Voice, he also picks up artists of other genres along the way occasionally. Shelton earned the confidence of a pop singer Monday night (Sept. 28) with the addition of Chris Crump, a clean-cut, soulful singer-songwriter type from Texas.
Crump, a newlywed, shared that he and his now-wife left their wedding reception to audition for the show, but it definitely paid off. After doing odd jobs to supplement his music for years, Crump explains this is finally the break he needs in his career.
The future Team Blake member chose to sing Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” a special song for him considering his recent nuptials. His warm, soulful voice won over all four celebrity judges, which got him a little emotional mid-song, but he was able to pull out the rest of the tune with skill and poise.
Having all four to choose from makes picking a coach a tough decision, but in a somewhat surprising moment, Crump chose Shelton as his mentor.
“He’s a guy that can stand out on my team,” Shelton commented after the performance.
Shelton’s wheelhouse is clearly country, especially considering notable Team Blake alumni like Danielle Bradbery and the Swon Brothers, but perhaps the addition of Crump will allow him to branch out with his top contenders. Hear Crump’s full performance of “Thinking Out Loud” above.
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