Team Blake standout Mary Sarah conquers a Carrie Underwood classic YouTube/The Voice

It’s a long-standing rule on the slew of singing competition shows out there that there are just some music legends that the youngsters shouldn’t attempt to cover, such as Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and… Carrie Underwood? Well, not so fast.

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On the April 18 episode of “The Voice,” Team Blake contestant and country standout Mary Sarah actually gave Carrie a run for her money with a performance of the emotional hit “So Small,” with vocals and an overall look that seemed to impress all the coaches in the red chairs, but especially her very own coach, Blake Shelton.

“You know how I know that you did your job?” questioned Blake after the performance. “Because I completely got wrapped up in the lyrics of that song. I don’t know that I have ever really paid attention to what that song was about. You delivered the message to me tonight.”

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The song took an even more sentimental slant considering the fact that Mary Sarah dedicated her performance to her brother, who was born premature and has struggled with diabetes throughout his life.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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