Adam Wakefield “I’m Sorry” ‘The Voice’ Video: Watch Top 8 Performance!
Adam Wakefield took on a song by none other than his own coach Blake Shelton on Monday’s “The Voice.” Watch below!
Shelton recorded the Chris Stapleton-penned track “I’m Sorry” with Martina McBride for his 2011 album Red River Blue. Wakefield now had the task of performing it live during the season 10 semifinals. It would be his last chance to make it into next week’s finale, and an opportunity to set himself apart from the competition’s other rock and roller, Laith Al-Saadi.
He received some pre-show mentoring from not just Shelton, but also Pink, who served as a special adviser to all of the Top 8 artists. The superstar said Wakefield “owned it” in rehearsals, and praised his “raspy” voice. The raspiness was certainly on display during the live show, and yes, he owned it then, too, playing the piano as he sang the ballad.
Pharrell joined Shelton in a standing ovation, and then told Wakefield, “I don’t even feel like you’re competing anymore.” He added, “I just think you bring a different kind of soul to country music and also to Blake’s team.” Adam Levine also gave the contestant props, saying the audience was “so taken by what you were doing, you could hear a pin drop in here.”
And Shelton said, “I’m embarrassed that I ever sang this after hearing him do that song.” He went on to tell Wakefield, “You’ve had so many breakout moments on this show. [But] you’ve never had a moment like that right there.” Check out the video below!