Meet Keegan Ferrell, a 21-year-old Indiana native whose cover of Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” earned him a two chair turn on The Voice by coaches Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.
On Monday, March 22, Ferrell performed a piano-driven version of Maroon 5’s hit song which earned him the final spot on Team Blake Shelton.
After some hilarious banter between the coaches during which Shelton joked that Clarkson got Adam Levine, a former coach on The Voice, fired, Ferrell was forced to choose his coach.
“First of all, I happen to be buddies with the guy who wrote and sang that song,” Shelton said. “And I want you to look for just a second at this coaching panel. Take note at who’s missing and who’s in that chair. Now, I’m not saying that Kelly Clarkson got Adam [Levine] fired.”
“Cause I didn’t,” Clarkson chimed in. “Hey, I just would love to be that powerful.”
“But, he’s gone and she’s sitting there,” Shelton explained.
“She has a talk show on the network,” John Legend added.
“That’s right, This network stands for ‘Nothing But Clarkson,’ okay, NBC,” Shelton joked.
“You got a great voice man, it’s so smooth,” Shelton said. “There’s not anybody like you on my team and I don’t want to overstep my bounds but there is somebody a lot like you on Kelly’s team. Also, there’s only one spot left on Team Blake, let’s do it Keegan, come on!”
“I just want to say I know, love and breathe pop music, have for like 20 years,” Clarkson said. “And I really feel like we would be a great team together, and that’s why I turned around lightyears before Shelton, this is my lane.”
Watch Ferrell’s full performance of Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” above.
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