'The Voice' 2022: Madison Hughes ditches Gwen Stefani and Camila Cabello to join Team Blake
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Putting a country spin on an iconic rock number like 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' can be pretty risky, but 25-year-old Madison Hughes was up for the challenge.
The Florida native decided to sing her version of the hit Guns N' Roses track for her 'The Voice' audition. Luckily for Madison, her gamble paid off as she managed to grab not one but there coaches' attention- Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Camila Cabello. While it didn't take too long for Gwen to feel impressed Madison's impeccable vocals and arrangement, Blake and Camila took some time to turn their chairs. However, by the end of Madison's performance, the judges couldn't stop raving about her.
You can watch Madison's performance here:
Madison who is a professional videographer explained in her introduction package about how she was unsure about pursuing singing despite being trained in playing guitar from a very early age. She however decided to put her fears aside and audition for 'The Voice'. With her parents cheering for her on the bylines, Madison managed to deliver a spectacular performance, that need with three-chair turns.
Blake was surprised by how Madison strayed away from country genre despite giving off very strong country vibes. On the other hand, Gwen pointed out how throughout her career she has been jumping between genres, which would help her with training Madison. Camila tried to woo Madison by turning to her stint on 'X Factor' and how she knew all about competing in a talent-hunt show.
Though all three coaches made some very strong arguments on why they should be picked, Madison eventually decided to join Team Blake. While the country music icon was elated with his win, Camila simply declared that he needed it more than her. We can't wait to watch Madison's journey on the show.
'The Voice' Season 21 airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c on NBC.