'The Voice' Season 21: Jershika Maple chooses Team Kelly, fans slam her song choice
Part five of ‘The Voice’ Season 21 blind auditions aired on Monday, October 4 where we saw Ryleigh Plank landing as the very first contestant on the latest episode. She ended up going for Team Ariana Grande disappointing Kelly Clarkson. The next contestant on the blinds was Jershika Maple who mesmerized the coaches and the live audience with her powerful vocals.
The Texas native showed off her skills with the help of New Edition's ‘Can You Stand the Rain’. Jershika revealed on ‘The Voice’ that she worked as a security guard for a tech company but it was something she was not passionate about. The 24-year-old singer also revealed how she was heavily inspired by Rose Short, one of the finalists on Season 17. The latter even dropped a few encouraging words to make sure Jershika absolutely nails her performance on the reality show which she did. It was later revealed during the blind auditions that Jershika worked as a background singer on Rose’s tour.
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Jershika Maple picks Team Kelly over Team John
Jershika, who looked stunning in formal attire, kickstarted her performance on a high note but did not get a chair turn until the very end when Kelly and John Legend pressed their respective buzzers at the very same time. Ariana later complimented the contestant for her low tone and admitted that she was disappointed she did not turn around.
Legend labeled her performance as exciting and electric because of her high notes. Kelly, on the other hand, said that she loved Jershika’s spirit and light. Kelly, who gave it all to convince the talented singer, added that picking the right song mattered a lot on the singing reality show. In the end, Jershika went for Team Kelly as she wanted to explore the pop and R&B fusion something she described her own music as.
.@Jershikajmaple is here to light up #TheVoice stage! ⚡️ #TeamKelly #VoiceBlinds pic.twitter.com/IZteAJDu67— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) October 5, 2021
‘That wasn’t the best song choice for Jershika’
Social media users logged into Twitter to discuss Jershika’s performance on 'The Voice' blinds. “That wasn’t the best song choice for Jershika. And Kelley kinda eluded to that,' said one user as another posted, “Jershika has an incredible voice, I wanna see her win #TheVoice.” The next one shared, “They took way too f**king long to press they buttons. Shame on them. #TheVoice Jershika is amazing, her rendition of that song was amazing.” One user tweeted, “Jershika Maple lulling me into a mood with those low notes, great enunciation, a little nervous flutter. Such a wide range that really shines in the upper register. Great!” Whereas, another added, “Jershika, you OBVIOUSLY have the STYLE and the SKILL but this song ALMOST let you down.”
That wasn’t the best song choice for Jershika. And Kelley kinda eluded to that. #TheVoice— Ruby (@Ruby_R_) October 5, 2021
Jershika has an incredible voice, I wanna see her win 😩 #TheVoice— Puffs.✨ (@ascx33) October 5, 2021
They took way too fucking long to press they buttons. Shame on them. #TheVoice Jershika is amazing, her rendition of that song was amazing.— King Ray, B.S. (@rayvinashlee) October 5, 2021
Jershika Maple lulling me into a mood with those low notes, great enunciation, a little nervous flutter. Such a wide range that really shines in the upper register. Great! #TheVoice #VoiceBlinds— Robert Anton (@SoUWanaBaSinger) October 5, 2021
Jershika, you OBVIOUSLY have the STYLE and the SKILL but this song ALMOST let you down #TheVoice— Josh Kennon (@skatefan78) October 5, 2021
‘The Voice’ Season 21 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. PT/ET on NBC.