Emily Ann Roberts Brings Modern Take on Patsy Cline Classic to ‘The Voice’
High school student Emily Ann Roberts has been lighting up the stage on The Voice with her lilting tones and pure country sound, and this week she brought audiences Patsy Cline’s classic tune “She’s Got You.”
The young singer breathed new life into the story of a lost love who has moved on without the narrator, leaving her with only memories. Roberts performed the song with passion and poise, with the confidence of a full-time professional, making the song — originally released in 1962 — relevant to a brand new audience. It’s clear she could be on her way to big things, and coach Blake Shelton agrees.
"I can’t stop smiling right now. My heart is pounding. That was so good … I want people at home to know I have never had a better collaborator in nine seasons than Emily Ann,” Shelton said after the performance. "She is so smart and knows who she is as an artist. You have had incredible performances, but that was your best performance so far."
The previous week, Roberts sang The Judds’ “Why Not Me” and continued to impress judges and fans alike — not to mention one of the original artists herself. Wynonna Judd reportedly called Roberts to compliment her on a job well done.
Roberts is now in the Top 10 on The Voice, and the results show Tuesday night (Dec. 1) will determine whether or not she will remain another week.
Shelton is no stranger to graduating talented country acts into the industry from his team on The Voice. This is his ninth consecutive season as a coach on the show, and he has since produced several promising artists, including Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope and The Swon Brothers. Time will tell if Roberts will join the club, but if her near-flawless performances are any indication, she’ll be a card-carrying member in no time.
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