'The Voice' Season 19: Payton Lamar's rendition of Tori Kelly song convinces fans she's the one to watch out for

A fan commented, 'DARK HORSE AHH!! She’s about to slaaaaayy. She had the audacity to sing Tori Kelly. She’s gonna shock everyone'


                            'The Voice' Season 19: Payton Lamar's rendition of Tori Kelly song convinces fans she's the one to watch out for
Payton Lamar (NBC)
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Even the most seasoned singers fumble while performing a Tori Kelly number, so 'The Voice' contestant Payton Lamar took a huge risk with her decision to perform Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin's 'Never Alone', for her blind audition. The 23-year-old singer not only managed to ace the tough song but also won over coach Blake Shelton! Blake is known for being a very tough coach to impress on the show, but he too couldn't resist turning his chair around on hearing the high notes that Payton hit so effortlessly.

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But Blake played it smart and avoided competing for Payton with the other coaches, by waiting until the very last second to turn his chair around. By then none of the other coaches had turned their chairs, and Payton's performance was nearly done. While Payton heaved a huge sigh of relief on seeing a chair turn, Blake was excited to have gotten Payton all to himself without even having to give his infamous pitches.

Coach Kelly Clarkson praised Payton for her range of voice, while John  Legend pointed out how her lower part of her voice wasn't her strongest suit but seconded with Kelly that she could hit the high notes really well. Blake too praised her performance and asked her to be prepared for all the hard work and gruelling coaching sessions that lay ahead for her. [ayton didn't seem to mind it, and looked excited about it. 

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Fans too loved her performance while appreciating her courage to pick such a tough song for her auditions. Several fans declared that Payton would go far in the competition. A fan commented, "DARK HORSE AHHHHHH!!!! She’s about to slaaaaayyyyyy. She had the audacity to sing Tori Kelly. She’s gonna shock everyone" Another fan wrote, "She has the potential to go far in this competition she has a unique voice. This is a difficult song to cover." "Singin Tori's require gut. This girl has it bcs it aint easy 😂," pointed a fan.

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Another fan shared, "Her voice is a unique kind of sound. I loved her performance." "She was attacking those lyrics. Such a piercing, nasal tone. Too short but I'm lookin forward to seeing more," expressed a fan. "Finally, someone singing our Queen's song, love Tori Kelly, she deserves to be on the show, it would be atrocious if no one turned, I would have turn in a heartbeat," declared a fan.

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'The Voice' Season 19 airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c only on NBC.