Jeff Jenkins Performs Rascal Flatts’ ‘Bless the Broken Road’ on ‘The Voice’ After Overcoming Tragic Loss
Jenkins, a 22-year-old singer from Jones Creek, Texas, said that he looks to his late mother for inspiration when he performs. "My mom was definitely my No. 1 supporter," said Jenkins. "She taught me how to believe in myself." He then dedicated his performance to his mother before taking the stage.
When Jenkins started singing 'Bless the Broken Road,' the coaches responded to his powerful twang within seconds. Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green all hit their approval buttons pretty quickly as they turned around to see Jenkins deliver the Rascal Flatts ballad. Surprisingly, it was Blake Shelton who was the last to push his button.
Levine admitted that he didn't even know the song, but was "pretty sure that no one can sing it as well as [Jenkins] just did." Shelton told Jenkins, "You can probably do any kind of music you want to do."
While Shelton seemed like the obvious choice to coach Jenkins, the young crooner surprised the audience by choosing Levine as his coach. "Adam just really acted like he wanted to work with me and that he can make it happen," Jenkins told host Carson Daly after the performance.
Watch Jeff Jenkins Sing Rascal Flatts' 'Bless the Broken Road' on 'The Voice'