Meet Savanna Woods’, a 26-year-old Washington native whose cover of The Cranberries’ chart-topping hit “Zombie” on The Voice earned her a two chair turn from coaches: Nick Jonas and Kelly Clarkson.
The four coaches including Jonas, Clarkson, Blake Shelton and John Legend praised Woods for her impressive vocals.
“Congrats on a two chair turn, here I was thinking I got the whole thing,” Jonas said. “Your tone is incredible, I think you are incredibly laid back and to have that contrast in a performance style and those big rock vocals is very impressive. I was able to really feel that you had something to say and that’s the kind of artist I want to work with.”
“You’re very laid back, very like someone that didn’t just make it on the freakin’ Voice,” Shelton added. “Oh my gosh, what’s going on here? Anyway, congratulations, i’m very happy for you.” Later adding, “I hear your confidence and I particularly love the moments where you were wailing and hitting those notes with so much electricity and edge in your voice.”
“I did wait until the last minute to turn around and there was a reason for that. I love the powerful moments in the chorus. I could tell you put the rasp there, it’s an advanced thing to do vocally but I was curious after all that rasp, I’m wondering when she comes back down at the end if it’s going to show that you had wear and tear and you came back and you were really pretty in that head voice. This is not going to sound like a compliment cause I love a creepy kind of vibe, I love Billie Eilish, Fiona Apple, Cranberries. I think that sultry kind of sound is cool.”
“Bottom line is I think you’re cool as hell, I don’t even know anyone that’s been like you on the six season I’ve been here,” Clarkson said. “For me what just happened is Patty Griffin and Nirvana had a baby and I like really liked it in my head.”
“I think that that first chair turn is probably the one to go with but that’s probably just me,” Jonas added.
Woods’ earned one of the final three spots on Team Kelly Clarkson.