Meghan Linsey “Natural Woman” Voice Knockout Video: Singer Brings Down House
Meghan Linsey brought down the house with “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” on “The Voice” on Monday, the first episode of the season 8 Knockouts. Watch below!
Linsey was selected by coach Blake Shelton for a showdown with Travis Ewing. But unlike in the Battles, each artist got to select his or her own song to perform separately. fun. front man Nate Ruess served as a special guest advisor, but the winner/loser decision was solely up to the coach. Shelton warned Linsey, “You’re going to be compared to Aretha [Franklin] when you sing this song.” Well, the contestant most definitely ended up holding her own.
Pharrell exclaimed “Woo!” midway through Linsey’s performance, and then stood up to scream it once again as she continued to show off her incredible vocal prowess. And while Ewing certainly rocked out to “I Don’t Wanna Be” and won some raves from the panel, it was more than evident that Linsey outshined him. “Meghan, you sang that song in a way that proved your worth to sing that kind of music,” Pharrell told her, probably kicking himself for not choosing her as his Battle victor earlier this month, instead making her available for Shelton to steal. Adam Levine even told Ewing, “You went for it. The problem — Meghan is the problem.”
It was all but a given Shelton would pick Linsey, who once opened for him on tour years ago, as the Knockout winner. Shelton explained to the camera afterward, “Meghan sang for her life, and, man, did it come across to me and the other coaches.” Unfortunately, no one stole Ewing, so he was eliminated. Check out both videos below!