‘The Voice’ Hopeful Summer Schappell Sings ‘Strawberry Wine,’ Lands on Team Gwen
It was getting down to the wire on The Voice Blind Auditions on Monday night (Oct. 5) when Summer Schappell took the stage, but she didn’t let that shake her. The adorable 21-year-old stepped out with confidence and a sultry, mysterious air to her voice as she started Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine."
The lavender-haired songstress won Gwen Stefani over early on, also earning a “that’s pretty good!” and a smile from Blake Shelton during her performance. Unfortunately, Shelton’s team was already full, as was Adam Levine’s, but Pharrell still had a slot open, giving him the chance to turn his chair.
The coaches were impressed by Schappell's effortless vocal performance, with Levine even commenting it sounded like it was sprinkled with pixie dust. All four stars gave glowing feedback, particularly on one moment in which the hopeful executed the flip of a note in her upper register, almost like a yodel, perfectly.
“I looked at Blake, and when he gave me the blue-eyed, ‘that’s gooood!,’" Stefani commented with a nod, poking fun at Shelton’s accent.
Schappell had a tough decision to make between Pharrell and Stefani, but ultimately went with Team Gwen.
Several country artists have found success from The Voice, including Danielle Bradbery, the Swon Brothers and Cassadee Pope, so here’s hoping Schappell can follow in their footsteps! Check out her full performance of the 1995 hit above.
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