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“Songbird” was written solely by Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie. She also performed the vocals. The song received renewed attention following McVie’s death on November 30, 2022 at the age of 79.
Wildish had a lot to live up to when she performed “Songbird” on The Voice. But she rose to the challenge, and delivered a performance that immediately captivated the coaches.
Wildish couldn’t believe her eyes. She started crying after the coaches turned their chairs, but continued to push through without breaking down.
The coaches were emotional too. They all teared up, clearly moved by her performance.
Horan was deeply affected by Wildish’s audition. He spoke about how McVie and her Fleetwood Mac bandmate Stevie Nicks were huge influences on him growing up. “I’m getting goosebumps even thinking about it,” he said.
Horan went on to say that McVie would be “so proud” to hear Wildish sing “Songbird” the way she did.
Stefani offered her praise, saying “…there was just something so real about [the performance].”
McEntire jumped in with her own compliments. She told Wildish she “felt a really peaceful feeling when [she was] singing.”
Legend also had some kind words to share, telling Wildish, “The quality of your voice was angelic, mesmerizing…“
After the coaches all had a chance to speak, Wildish was left to choose the team she wanted to join. It seemed like an impossible decision to make.
“How do you make a choice like this?!” she exclaimed.
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After some thought, Wildish declared she wanted to join Team Niall! She later confessed she had no idea who she would pick, but once she said Horan’s name, it just felt right.
Watch Wildish’s outstanding performance of “Songbird” below. It’s no wonder why she earned a four-chair turn!