Wendy Moten gets high marks with two performances on “The Voice”
Team Blake’s Wendy Moten performed twice Monday night (December 13) on the first night of the Season 21 Finals on The voice. In the running for the top prize, she took the stage to sing “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston.
Dressed in a sequined outfit, Moten, 57, was the epitome of a star-to-be. Roller skaters moved on stage behind the singer as she effortlessly tackled the lyrics to the ’80s hit, making it difficult for the coach Ariana Grande turn away. After Moten’s first performance, host Carson Daly said her voice “sounded exactly like the record.”
” I can not ! You do this to me every week. I don’t know how to talk to you. I don’t even know where to start or what to say. Do you know how crazy it is to sing so well Whitney? commented Grande. âYou are an amazing vocal technician, crazy singer and human being. I do not understand! It’s amazing.
âI am absolutely lost. After all these weeks talking to you. After each of these things you do. I’m running out of good things to say about you. Then you are going to do something like this. It’s one of the best live vocal performances I’ve ever heard, âadded Blake Shelton, begging America to vote for Moten.
Although Moten was the pride of her trainer, she has not finished offering her talent to viewers. She then closed the show with a heartwarming ballad dedicated to her two hometowns, Memphis and Nashville. Performing a personalized version of the classic “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – with which she won a talent competition at age 16 – Moten has been applauded for her performance by the coaches and the studio audience.
John Legend called the showcase “perfect” and “flawless”.
“We’ve never seen anything like it on this stage in 21 seasons.” Shelton added.
Moten, who won a round of four chairs for his blind audition, is competing against four other contenders for the Season 21 crown. Team Blake Paris Winningham artist, Team Legend’s Jershika Maple and Team Kelly’s Tom and Hailey Mia are also up for the win. Although she has some tough competition this season, Moten has a very good chance of winning it all. Not only does she have experience as a former backing vocalist for stars such as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, but she has also previously performed songs such as Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way”, as well as the Whitney Houston’s version of the Dolly Parton classic, “I’ll Always Love You.”
The winner of season 21 of The voice will be announced Tuesday (December 14) on NBC.