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Country singer surprised 'Voice' judges with a heartwarming performance

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 04, 2018
07:43 A.M.

On Friday, “The Voice” released a sneak peek of an episode of their Blind Auditions. The clip featured a contestant named Dave Fenley.

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“America’s Got Talent” fans could remember him from season 8. Fenley sang his heart out and received an amazing response from judge Kelly Clarkson.

Dave Fenley, 39, is a country singer and beatboxer from Lufkin, Texas who featuring on season 15 of “The Voice.” Fenley was on season 8 of “America’s Got Talent” back in 2013.

At the time, he’d made it all the way to the semifinals. On “The Voice’s” Blind Auditions he stunned judges by singing Travis Tritt’s “Help Me Hold On.”

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Source: YouTube/The Voice

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. When the contestant started singing the first few notes of the song, judge Kelly Clarkson was the first to react.

She pressed her buzzer first and turned around saying “I love your voice.” Judge Blake Shelton turned his chair about 30 seconds later.

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Source: YouTube/The Voice

Clarkson and Shelton both loved Fenley’s song choice and could be seen singing along. Despite not turning, judge Adam Levine said:

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“You’re one of my favorites in the competition.”

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Source: YouTube/The Voice

Jennifer Hudson also didn’t turn but said the contestant “deserves to be all over country music.” Clarkson and Shelton ended up trying to win the contestant over but the latter eventually won.

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Fenley is one of the singers on the show who has already released a ton of music. His most recent release is a six-song EP called “The Love Sessions Vol. 1.”

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The EP came out last year. During the 2016 Republican National Convention, Fenley sang “Make America Great Again.”

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Source: YouTube/The Voice

Fenley might be a country singer but he’s also quite versatile. He’s covered the Spice Girls song “Say You’ll Be There.”

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