Replacing Blake Shelton wasn’t an easy feat, considering he was a coach for 23 seasons on “The Voice”. However, Reba McEntire, the country music legend and the only new coach this season, has proven to be a formidable force.
In her debut season as a coach, McEntire has assembled a strong team of singers and stands a good chance of winning. During the Playoffs episode on Nov. 27, McEntire narrowed down her team to three singers. Here’s a look at the remaining competitors on her team.
Note: This story will be updated each week as episodes air. “The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.
Who are the singers on ‘The Voice’ Team Reba?
Even though she’s just 16, Ruby Leigh is a standout contestant on “The Voice” this season. The country singer and yodeler from Foley, Missouri, impressed all four coaches during the blind audition round with her rendition of Patsy Montana’s “I Want To Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.”
Surprisingly, John Legend was the first to turn his chair for the singer. Gwen Stefani was “blown away” by Leigh and even did a little yodeling of her own to woo the teen to her team. Ultimately, Leigh chose to join McEntire’s team.
Jordan Rainer made a bold move when she auditioned for “The Voice”, performing McEntire’s hit song, “Fancy”. All four coaches turned their chairs for Rainer, but she ultimately chose to join McEntire’s team.
It took a little while for Jacquie Roar to get the coaches’ attention. Halfway through Gretchen Wilson’s “Here for the Party,” the 37-year-old singer from North Plains, Oregon, shifted from country to rock and impressed all four coaches, despite initially joining Stefani’s team.
What happened to Tom Nitti on ‘The Voice’?
Going into Monday night’s episode, Tom Nitti was still a contestant on McEntire’s team. However, the show revealed that the 31-year-old singer from New York had to unexpectedly leave the competition for personal reasons.
Since McEntire was the only coach to turn, Nitti ended up on her team by default. During the Knockouts, McEntire used her save to keep Nitti in the competition.