Watch Peyton Aldridge’s full performance below.
Coach John Legend was the first to turn his chair for the 25-year-old singer. Shortly after Legend turned, Blake Shelton realized that the “All of Me” singer had put him on “Team Block,” preventing Shelton from taking a stab at securing Aldridge to Team Blake.
“He blocked me. Did he block me?” Shelton confusedly asked the other judges. Legend must have been blown away by Aldridge, as each judge only gets one block per season.
Coach Gwen Stefani also turned her chair for the talented singer, leaving Camila Cabello the only judge to not turn.
“What a night! I can’t believe all the love that y’all are showing me. Means so much to me!!! #teamlegend #thevoice #thevoiceusa #johnlegend#clevelandfuneralhome #brettmarchant #robinsonelectric,” Aldridge captioned an Instagram post.
As Aldridge hit the final note, Legend stood, giving him a standing ovation.
“Peyton, I was the first to turn for you. I was just so captivated by your voice. It’s so strong and clear and beautiful,” praised Legend. “You’ve got so much soul. I didn’t know if you were a soul singer, or a country singer or a blues singer, but I felt all of that beautiful American music flowing through you.”
“I also had a feeling you might be interested in Team Blake,” Legend continued, to which Blake jokingly responded, “You talking about Team Blocked?”
When asked by Legend what other music he listens to, Aldridge was quick to let the judges know he wasn’t a one trick pony by singing a few notes of Legend’s track “All of Me.” Clearly impressed, Legend encouraged the crowd to clap, giving Aldridge a beat to belt to.
The chart-topping performer then joined Aldridge on stage for a quick impromptu duet of his track as each artist sang a line.
Stefani was ready to fight for the artist, joking that she could picture Aldridge singing her popular track “Hollaback Girl.” Aldridge was up for the challenge and performed a snippet of the chorus of “Hollaback Girl,” earning a wild reaction from the audience.
“When you sang [‘All of Me’], that part of your voice, I was like, ‘I gotta get this guy on my team. This guy could really make records,’” raved Stefani. “You already know so much of who you are.”
Shelton piped up, still reeling from getting blocked, retorting good-natured, “”John Legend can kiss my a**.” He then put in a good word for wife Stefani, saying “You did have that nice moment there with John, but what would really have them talking tomorrow morning on the Today show is if, after that moment, you chose Gwen Stefani.”
Aldridge ultimately decided to join Team Legend.
“Blake’s losing this season,” teased Stefani, with Legend agreeing, “He’s going to lose.”