Mary Sarah Wins Blake Shelton Over With ‘Where the Boys Are’ on ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Blake Shelton’s team on the 10th season of The Voice is off to a strong start with throwback singer Mary Sarah, who performed “Where the Boys Are” during the Blind Auditions on Monday night (Feb. 29).
The '60s tune took on new life as the young lady put her spin on it and showed off her classic voice, reminiscent of the decade gone by. From the first few notes of her performance she had coach Adam Levine on board — he spun his chair as quickly as she started singing. Next came Shelton and Pharrell, and finally, Christina Aguilera threw her hat in the ring, giving Mary Sarah her pick of all four coaches.
Shelton began making his case, connecting with Mary Sarah on her Texas roots — evidenced by her necklace pendant in the shape of the Lone Star State. The singer has a long resume already, revealing that she got to perform “Where the Boys Are” with the Oak Ridge Boys, which Shelton used to his advantages, claiming to recognize her and asking if she is from Houston.
“You actually sound like you came from that era,” he complimented. “It’s gonna be so refreshing to see somebody bring that era of music back to a stage like this. And then the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville — let’s do that!"
The other judges scoffed at Shelton’s country connections once again trumping their pleas. “They don’t know the Oaks,” Shelton argued about his colleagues. “They don’t even know what I’m talking about. They think I’m talking about a tree right now."
In the end, it was Shelton’s country ties that swayed Mary Sarah, and she chose to join Team Blake. Check out her full performance of “Where the Boys Are” above.
This is Shelton’s 10th season on The Voice, the place where he met girlfriend Gwen Stefani. She is slated to join as an advisor for the country star's team later in the season.
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