'The Voice' Season 21: Katie Rae first to join Team Ariana Grande on show
After much waiting, Season 21 of ‘The Voice’ finally premiered on Monday, September 20 with four coaches namely Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and the show’s new coach Ariana Grande opening the new season with an explosive performance. The live audience could not help but cheer loudly for their new favorite coach Ariana.
Kick-starting the season, we first saw the contestant called Girl Named Tom who picked Kelly Clarkson as her coach after a four-chair turn. Next up for her first round of the blind auditions was Katie Rae. The 35-year-old crooner sang ‘The Bones’ by Maren Morris to floor all the coaches. Season 20 of ‘The Voice’ saw 19-year-old Cam Anthony lifting the trophy from Team Blake making the coach win for the record eighth time.
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Katie Rae picks Ariana Grande over John Legend
Katie was the second contestant on ‘The Voice’ Season 21 who first got a chair turn from John Legend followed by Kelly Clarkson. Ariana Grande was the third one to press the red buzzer and turn her big red chair around. Blake Shelton did not turn around at all. After Katie’s performance ended, Katie revealed she was a stay-at-home mother. She added how she went through postpartum depression but Maren Morris’s music helped her out a lot- the reason why she chose her song.
We got to witness a fun banter between John and Ariana as the former showed a lot of interest in picking up Katie for his team. However, pulling out her big guns, Ariana used the newly ‘Thank U, Next’ feature to make the fellow coach shut up. While convincing Katie, Ariana asserted, “I trust your instincts. I only wanna help you execute your vision for yourself as an artist," she shared. "I might be new here, but I have a lot of experience as well...I've been through hell and back and I would love to work together and create and sing and be your coach." Ultimately, Katie picked the Grammy-winning songstress making her the very first member on Ariana’s team.
Well played @ArianaGrande… well played! #TheVoice pic.twitter.com/YNAjRocTuA— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 21, 2021
‘You made the best decision of your life’
Social media users erupted with joy after Katie Rae landed in Ariana Grande’s team. One user stated, “Katie Rae thank you for your story and your choice of songs!” Whereas, another trolled the crooner and said, “Katie Rae sounds like Demi Lovato and the Rascall Flatts guy had a baby.”
The next one got really excited and added, “Katie!!! welcome to team morherf**kin ariana!!!!” Meanwhile, another chimed in and posted, “Yass #TeamAriana has her first contestant katie.” One user tweeted, “Katie rae you sounded so good.” Another person shared, “Omg yay #teamariana has its first member!!! I love Katie so much!! Also… I’m crying!! I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!” While one concluded, “Katie Rae… you made the best decision of your life.”
#KatieRae thank you for your story and your choice of songs! #TheVoice— Janice Meeks (@Meeksters) September 21, 2021
Katie Rae sounds like Demi Lovato and the Rascall Flatts guy had a baby. #TheVoice— Debra Renée Byrd, author (@DebTheAuthor) September 21, 2021
KATIE!!! WELCOME TO TEAM MORHERFUCKIN ARIANA!!!! @ArianaGrande @NBCTheVoice 👏🏼👏🏼 #TheVoice #Season21— e (@arimoonlight11) September 21, 2021
yass #TeamAriana has her first contestant katie🙌🏼🎉 #TheVoice— Sweetener Tea⁷❀ (@IconicQueenAri) September 21, 2021
Ariana has her first artist, Katie! #TheVoice #TeamAriana <3 pic.twitter.com/nJSbcbAPBq— Sean 🪐 (@ArianaWestsides) September 21, 2021
Omg yay #teamariana has its first member!!! I love Katie so much!! Also… I’m crying!! I LOVE THIS SHOW!!! 🥲🥲🥲 #thevoice #voiceprimiere— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) September 21, 2021
Katie Rae… you made the best decision of your life #TheVoice— shawn (@allstarjanelle) September 21, 2021