First rule of auditioning on The Voice. Don’t cover a song made famous by a Voice coach.
Zach Bridges clearly doesn’t read rule books.
The 28-year-old country hopeful from Pearl, Mississippi got his chance during The Voice Blind Auditions on Monday night (Oct. 7), and chose to go with “Ol’ Red,” originally recorded by George Jones and later by Blake Shelton.
A potentially terrible choice turned out to be a masterstroke as Shelton nodded his head appreciatively in the early stages and turned first, followed by his partner-in-life and fellow coach Gwen Stefani.
As you’d expect, a lovers’ quarrel kicked off. “What is wrong with you,” Blake blasted Gwen. “I’m going to fight with you,” she responded. And they did.
“Ol’ Red” changed a young Blake Shelton’s life. The track, released in 2002 on his self-titled debut album, turned his career on and, today, it’s essentially his signature song.
“You did a great job,” the country star told the contestant as he pitched for his services. He didn’t need to make any great promises. It was Team Blake for the win.