See this sexy Texan’s energetic performance of a classic country song on “The Voice” The Voice/YouTube screenshot
The Voice/YouTube screenshot

NBC’s “The Voice” blast from the past Austin Allsup competed on Team Blake during the singing competition’s live playoff show on Monday, Nov. 7.

Emotions ran high, as the evening marked the very first time that all top 20 contestants performed in a single two-hour episode. Hopefuls were chosen by viewers in real time votes, and only 12 got picked.

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For his performance, Austin took the stage with a powerful rendition of Waylon Jennings’ 1970s classic, “I Ain’t Living Long Like This.”

In this video, you’ll notice that Austin has all of the ingredients to become a front-runner in the competition. He rocks out with his guitar and pairs an all black outfit with a fitting cowboy hat. Showcasing his sex appeal and gritty pipes, Austin belts out the lyrics, “I look for trouble and I found it son/ Straight down the barrel of a lawman’s gun/ I tried to run but I don’t think I can/ You make one move and you’re a dead man friend.”

Fans may recall that the Fort Worth, Texas native is the son of longtime musician Tommy Allsup. Tommy has played with the likes of Buddy Holly, Bob Wills and Roy Orbison.

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In spite of all of the musical influence and talent that runs in the family, Austin continues to prove that he’s capable of blazing his own trail to stardom. So much so that he won over fans with enough votes to advance to the next round of the competition!

Keep up with season 11 of “The Voice” at 8 p.m. ET on Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.

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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