‘The Voice': Team Kelly’s Jake Hoot Wins Night With Sweet ’70s Tune
On Monday night, (Nov. 18) the remaining Voice contestants moved into the Finals round, where they performed live for coaches coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani and John Legend, as well as America's votes. This evening also happened to be Dedication Night, with each singer dedicating his or her performance to an important thing or person in their lives.
Loggins & Messina's 1971 classic "Danny's Song" is famously written for a little boy (Kenny Loggins' nephew, to be exact) and speaks of the father's love for the mother with the unforgettable lyric "Even though we ain't got money,
I'm so in love with you, honey." Team Kelly's Jake Hoot, a favorite for his strong country vibe, took this song and turned it to a dedication to his young daughter.
"I'm dedicating this performance to my daughter Macy. A couple years ago myself and Macy's mom went through a divorce. There were times it was hard," he admitted. "When I was not in the best of mood, she can hold my hand and tell me she loves me...I'm just so proud of her."
"The message of the song is important to my daughter. No matter what hard times I've been through, at the end of the day we have each other."
Little Macy was flown out for her dad's heartfelt and emotionally mature performance, which had his coach Clarkson "bawling," as she noted. "You are so magical you could sing anything, man," she marveled.
We'll be following along each week to keep up with the Season 17 competition, so be sure to check in weekly to check the progress of your favorites on the show.
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