Patrick Thomas Brings Lee Ann Womack’s ‘I Hope You Dance’ to ‘The Voice’ Stage
Patrick Thomas took the stage for Team Blake Shelton on tonight's live episode of 'The Voice,' and gave country fans what they've been waiting for -- naturally, a country song. Thomas rocked Lee Ann Womack's big 2000 single, 'I Hope You Dance,' and dedicated it to the most important person in his life, his sister.
Beforehand, Shelton called Thomas' nature too precise, and advised him to let the emotions flow for his sister. Like a true twanger, Thomas took to the foggy stage in a black cowboy hat and sang confidently, even taking a moment to shake hands with his front row fans.
Christina Aguilera made us all uncomfortable when she told the tightly-wound country contestant that he was a "cutie pie," adding, "I mean, I'm still waiting for you to take off your pants." Though she spent more time on his looks than his ability, she did say simply at the end that he has an "amazing voice, but that's a given."
Cee Lo told the young country hopeful, "I think you are one of the strongest contenders to be a champion at this show," and with the recent country success of Scotty McCreery on 'Idol,' he just may be right. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine chimed in and complimented him by saying, "It couldn't have been better, man."
Coach Shelton revealed that Thomas "makes him look smart" because of his star-quality stage presence. He continued, "You're a pro, man. I have so much respect for a guy who gets up here, he looks classy, he's representing country music. You're making Nashville very proud and country music fans across the country, 'cause you come out here ... and you nail the song."
The competition is pretty stiff, but could another country contender have a shot in a singing competition? 'The Voice' live shows continue next week, June 14, with the competitors from Team Adam and Team Cee Lo.
Watch Patrick Thomas Sing 'I Hope You Dance' on 'The Voice'