Shelby Brown Brings Country Edge to ‘You’re No Good’ on ‘The Voice’
Shelby Brown — The Voice’s resident powerhouse country-pop-R&B hybrid — was the only artist of the country persuasion to take the stage on Night 1 of the Live Playoffs round, but she made it count.
The Team Adam member performed Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good,” honing her ability to span several genres and still maintain a country flair. Coach Adam Levine chose the tune because it bridged the gap between her style influences, which Brown appreciated, noting she felt like Levine cares more about her voice than what genre to put her in.
The contestant blew away the judges with her explosive vocals and finely-tuned control, particularly for a 17-year-old.
“That was really good, and it pisses me off, Shelby,” said Blake Shelton, who missed out on being this singer's coach. “Your voice is like if Trisha Yearwood’s voice and Carrie Underwood’s voice could have a voice together."
Those are comparisons of high praise, especially considering Brown performed Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel” in the Knockout Rounds.
Fellow coach Pharrell had similar feelings. “I think this was one of your best performances yet,” he commented.
The artist is up for fan voting in the Playoffs, which air Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC. Check out her full performance of the tune above.
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