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Singing “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves, 27-year-old Caitlin Quisenberry from Denver, Colorado, grabbed Reba McEntire’s attention thirty seconds in. Confidently pushing the red button, chair one is turned as Reba puts dibs on Caitlin.
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Not long after, Niall Horan whispered to Gwen Stefani, “You should go.” Gwen followed suit, joining Reba as a coaching contender.
In the end, though, Niall Horan didn’t turn. He groaned, “Why didn’t I turn? I should have turned.”
Coach John Legend, who didn’t turn his chair, told the singer, “Sitting so far behind the groove in the opening part just kind of put me off a tiny little bit, but you’re in great hands with the two ladies left and right here. The beginning was just a little shaky, but I think the back half of the performance was just so good, and it all came together. I felt like you might have worked through whatever nerves you were feeling. We can see, like, what gift you have as a vocalist.”
Reba was the first one to present her case. She believed that her vast experience in the field could help Caitlin improve her skills. Reba emphasized that she could provide kind coaching, which had helped her achieve success in her career. She also pointed out that they were both redheads, indicating that they shared something special in common.
Gwen responded to Reba by highlighting her own industry experience and genuine passion, and that despite not being a redhead, she had a real heart.
Caitlin has been singing since the age of three at her Baptist church. She continued singing throughout high school and even during college, where she graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. However, she had to put aside her passion for music to focus on her studies. After being accepted into Pepperdine’s law school, she realized that something was missing in her life – and that something was music.
In 2020, Caitlin made a bold decision to leave everything behind, packed her bags, and moved to Nashville to pursue her love for country music. Since then, she has been honing her skills and perfecting her art in the country music scene.
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The viewers watched as Caitlin faced the difficult task of choosing between two talented coaches, Gwen and Reba. In the end, it seemed that redheads stick together. Caitlin was the 13th artist to join Team Reba, leaving only one spot left going into next week’s final round of blind auditions.
As of 10/11/23, the current standings for each team on The Voice are as follows: Team John has 12 members, Team Gwen and Team Niall have 11 members each, and Team Reba leads the pack with thirteen.
For more on Caitlin, watch below as she performs another cover, “Blue” by Ingrid Andress.