Blake Shelton was speechless after Sundance Head nailed this country classic on“The Voice” The Voice/YouTube screenshot
The Voice/YouTube screenshot

It’s hard to even think that Sundance Head could top any of the performances he’s done so far on season 11 of NBC’s “The Voice.”

But, he may have done just that on Monday, Dec. 5.

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It all happened during the show’s semi-finals. The remaining member of Team Blake, who recently shot up to No. 1 on “The Voice” iTunes chart with his soulful rendition of “Me and Jesus,” chose to perform “Love Can Build A Bridge” by The Judds. But before he hit the stage, the burly bearded Texan received a phone call from none other then the legendary Wynonna Judd.

Wynonna told Sundance, “My mom wanted that song to be one of her legacy songs. I mean, no pressure. Just be you and I can’t wait to watch you. Just let it rip.”

Talk about nerve-racking, right? Regardless, once Sundance appeared onstage, all of his nerves were at bay. For his performance, the crooner had his trusty guitar in hand. He leaned into the microphone and single-handedly delivered the mother-daughter duet with so much power and emotion.

“Love Can Build A Bridge” is very personal to Wynonna’s mother Naomi not only because she co-wrote it, but also because it was penned the same year she announced she was retiring from music because of her Hepatitis C diagnosis. Although Sundance has only sung the ballad once on “The Voice,” he sang it beautifully. In fact, he even had all four coaches on their feet.

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Following his rendition a speechless Blake Shelton said, “What can you say about Sundance anymore? It just blows my mind. Every week you come out here and you blow everybody away. You’re not like anybody else in the world. You have so much passion when you sing and you couple that with so much talent that you were born with and you put that together in this moment on this stage. Congratulations! This could not have been better.”

Fans can find out on Dec. 6 if Sundance will continue on in the competition during elimination night when the Top 8 gets whittled down to four.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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