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Ever since Katie Basden’s blind audition of “Midnight Rider” on The Voice, coach Blake Shelton has been one of her biggest fans. But Shelton’s team was full at the time, so even though he wanted to turn his chair for the alternative country singer, he couldn’t.
Basden ended up joining Adam Levine‘s team and lost her battle round, which left her available for steal. Shelton stepped in and brought her to his team, and he’s now helped lead her all the way to the live playoffs.
On the first night of live performances, Basden performed her rendition of Trisha Yearwood‘s “Georgia Rain.” Released in April 2005, the song was Yearwood’s first single off of her album Jasper County. It eventually went on to claim the 15th spot on the Billboard country charts, making it Yearwood’s first single to reach the Top 40 in four years.
Although Basden kept most of her performance soft and fairly quiet, her voice still contained a wealth of power. Her ability to convey the emotions expressed in the lyrics gave her performance a captivating quality. As she sang, Shelton looked on proudly, and after she was done he soared to his feet to give her a well-earned standing ovation.
Following Basden’s performance, the coaches praised her for her storytelling ability and talent. Levine expressed his regrets that he let her go, telling her “It feels like you’re already a big country star.“
After watching Basden sing “Georgia Rain,” we’d definitely have to agree with Levine! You can check out her performance below.
We have a feeling we’ll be seeing much more from Basden on The Voice this season!
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