Blake Shelton Declares Lana Scott Is What Country Radio Needs Right Now After Carly Pearce Cover On ‘The Voice’

The live rounds of NBC’s The Voice kicked off on Monday evening (Nov. 8), with the Top 20 performing for their chance to advance to the Top 13 before a live audience at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, CA….

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Blake Shelton & Lana Scott; Photos Courtesy of NBC

The live rounds of NBC’s The Voice kicked off on Monday evening (Nov. 8), with the Top 20 performing for their chance to advance to the Top 13 before a live audience at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

Donning a pink dress and a hat, 28-year-old country singer Lana Scott had her coach Blake Shelton praising her impressive country vocals as she performed Carly Pearce’s “Next Girl,” while also working the stage and interacting with The Voice coaches, allowing her excellent stage presence to shine.

Scott’s coach, Shelton, praised the Virginia native’s performance and even admitted that she is what country radio needs right now.

“That’s it, that’s a heavy load that I put on your shoulders this season. You’re it. You are the country artist on ‘The Voice’ this season and I could not be more proud of you and of that performance,” Shelton gushed of Scott’s performance.

“You’re ready for this. We need you in country music right now. Ask Kelly, we need you on the radio and in country music right now,” added Shelton before Clarkson chimed in, “Amen!”

Watch her performance of Pearce’s “Next Girl” below.

Following The Voice contestant’s performance, Carly Pearce reacted to Scott’s cover of “Next Girl” via her Instagram stories saying, “WHAT!!!!!!!”

Scott previously performed hits such as Kelsea Ballerini’s “Hole In The Bottle,” Maren Morris’ “Girl” and Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams.”

During earlier episodes of The Voice Scott was applauded by Shelton, Clarkson, John Legend and Ariana Grande.

“I can’t put a value on your tone,” Shelton previously shared of Scott. ”You have that whiny country thing that we just don’t hear anymore, and the fact that you have so much energy and so much personality on stage, my God, thank you for coming to this show.”

Clarkson even compared her to The Chicks’ Natalie Maines and Pam Tillis.

“I love your sound, it kind of reminded me of [The Chicks] Natalie Maines mixed with Pam Tillis,” Clarkson said. “You just have that really cool, stylized country sound, which I love. I wouldn’t call it whiny.”

The Voice reveals the Top 13 tonight (Nov. 9) at 9/8c on NBC.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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