'Real Country': Duo who fell in love on their job wow judges Shania Twain and Travis Tritt with their voices
Maryville duo, The Young Fables, consisting of Laurel Wright and Wes Lunsford showcased their talent on Tuesday and made it till the finals of 'Real Country'.
'Real Country' which premiered on November 13 is a brand new eight-part country music series that showcases multi-platinum, five-time Grammy award-winning artist Shania Twain, ACM award-winning and platinum-selling singer-songwriter Jake Owen and multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning country music legend Travis Tritt.
Twenty-one talented artists are all set to battle it out in various stages for a grand prize package of having a performance at the Grand Ole Opry and $100,000. In every episode of 'Real Country,' there are three country music artists, duos or groups, who are picked by the panelists. They then go head to head against each other in two rounds and during the rounds, the artists perform for an audience that decides the winner in the end.
With the show just premiering on the channel, the first duo from Shania Twain's team wowed her and the rest of the panelists and received praises from them. Maryville duo, The Young Fables, showcased their talent on Tuesday and made it till the finals. Though the duo, Laurel Wright and Wes Lunsford, from The Young Fables, fell short of winning the $10,000 prize and got eliminated during the final round after losing to Tritt's group, Texas outlaw country band Copper Chief, they did leave a lasting impression on the judges because of their emotional and musical bond.
"When I heard Laurel's voice for the first time, it was just extremely impressive, and Wes is a perfect partner for Laurel's voice, and I really sense the bond just emotionally between you and musically between you. I'm excited to share you with the whole world," said Twain even before they could start performing.
The couple who fell in love on their job sang their rendition of 'Two More Bottles of Wine' by Emmylou Harris. Both Wright and Lunsford performed with a guitar and let us just say that they rocked the stage. With amazing stage presence, chemistry and pure talent it is no doubt that the panelists were left spellbound at the end of their performance.
Wright's vocals were really commendable for an upcoming country artist, and Lunsford voice also blended in well with hers; they were like the perfect match. Finally, when Lunsford took the center stage with his guitar solo towards the end, the crowd and judges were sold because it was breathtaking. He didn't miss a chord and made it seem like a flawless and easy effort.
⭐️ HAPPY TEARS ⭐️ Thank y’all so much for watching & supporting us on @RealCountryTV last night. Our experience was absolutely unforgettable 😭 So wishing that we could celebrate with Wesley’s father, my daddy & my Sissy but I have faith that they are all smiling down on us! pic.twitter.com/vLaRRVXMNi— The Young Fables (@theyoungfables) November 14, 2018
"What you guys are, are just pure soul. You can communicate the story with your soul," said Twain. "We need you in this industry right now." Following Twain's response. Tritt echoed saying, "Y'all took me back to people like Conway (Twitty) and Loretta (Lynn), George Jones and Tammy Wynette. If there's anything in this world that I think our industry needs right now, it's more of that."
The audience ranked their performance 4/5 stars and qualified them for the final round. During the last round, the duo performed 'Strawberry Wine' by Deana Carter. "We know Deana Carter pretty well, and she's going to be so pumped when she hears that," said John Rich a guest judge. "You guys sing that, and your delivery is so smooth on that vocal. It's so smooth. It's like velvet coming through there."
It comes with no doubt that after listening to the comments what the judges had to say on their performance, we can safely say that the duo has some fantastic singing qualities.
Though they did the song justice and received praises from the judges yet again, the audience seemed to think otherwise and gave them a total of 3.9 stars on 5 which ended up being the reason for them to go home. Even though they were sent home towards the end, this surely will not be the last time we see the duo.
'Real Country' airs at 10 pm Tuesdays on USA Network. Check your local listings for more information.