This week “The Voice” fans were in for a treat when contestant Jim Ranger took to the stage to sing a beautiful original song that he’d written. Ranger is part of coach Blake Shelton’s team.
On Monday, Jim Ranger wowed viewers and judges alike when he sang a special song during “The Voice’s” season 19 finale. At the time, the contestant was taking part in the live show.
Ranger, 38, is a pastor who is from Bakersfield, California. The song he sang this week was titled “Last” and he had the pleasure of working on it with Nashville producer Ross Copperman.
The track was basically a dedication to his wife of almost twenty years. His heartfelt performance earned him praise from the other coaches like John Legend who had this to say:
"Your heart comes through everything that you sing and everything that you do."
Legend praised Ranger noting how the pastor was able to connect with what he was singing in a way that everyone listening could feel. The contestant’s coach, Blake Shelton joked about the song saying:
"Now I know how to make it last!"
The country song was generally about making a solid life with the person you love. So Shelton’s comment was probably related to the fact that he’s currently engaged to fellow coach, Gwen Stefani.
He thanked his team member in advance for all the relationship tips. Ranger found himself competing for the top spot on the singing competition after he got three-chair turns during the blind auditions.
One person who was taken off the show was contestant Ryan Gallagher, 31.
The two upcoming artists sang a country-version of Kane Brown’s “Good as You.” During the Knockouts, the pastor wowed viewers again when he performed Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind.”
At the time, he beat Jus Jon, who took on Bruno Mars’ song, “Finesse.” Stefani confessed that she was a Ranger fan and noted that she felt he could actually win the competition.
One person who was taken off the show was contestant Ryan Gallagher, 31, who broke “The Voice’s” strict COVID-19 protocols. “The Voice” season 19 finale continues on Tuesday at 8 p.m. PT/ET on NBC.
November 12, 2020