Former Warner Nashville Act James Dupre Sings ‘Let Her Cry,’ Scores on ‘The Voice’
When James Dupré stepped on stage for his Blind Audition on The Voice, he had no idea all four celebrity judges would be vying to have him on their team. The former Warner Nashville artist won over Blake Shelton and his fellow judges Pharrell, Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine with a rendition of Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Let Her Cry” that should make Darius Rucker want to watch his back.
Dupré chose Levine as his coach, but left all of the judges stunned at his talent.
It’s no surprise to anyone who remembers Dupré from his break into the music scene in 2011 with his YouTube videos. The impressive clips led him to an appearance on Ellen, where he performed the Matchbox Twenty hit “3am," and later a record deal with Warner Nashville. Dupré released his debut album It’s All Happening on his own before being signed, and he has continued to play shows and create videos until his appearance on The Voice this year.
The artist’s smooth, soulful voice landed him a spot on Levine’s team and a new wave of momentum for his career in the industry. Check out the video above to see Dupré's audition on The Voice.
The Voice Season 9 kicked off on Sept. 21. The show airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC. Country icon Shelton has served as a judge every season since the show's inception in the U.S. back in 2011, and the star coached several breakout country acts, including Cassadee Pope, the Swon Brothers, Danielle Bradbery, and Meghan Linsey.
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