This emotionally charged performance is every reason why Josh Gallagher made it into “The Voice” finals The Voice/YouTube screenshot
The Voice/YouTube screenshot

Team Adam’s country contestant Josh Gallagher earned a spot in “The Voice” season 11 finale on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

But, he didn’t get in without a tough fight.

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In fact, Josh was the only hopeful to make it into the final phase of the competition with an Instant Save performance. Three semi-finalists breezed their way into the next and final round without having to lift a finger, but Josh was required to sing his way into America’s hearts.

And, he did just that. Josh went up against competitors Ali Caldwell and Christian Cuevas. He played his cards right with a heart-wrenching rendition of Lee Brice’s award-winning smash, “I Drive Your Truck.”

In this video, Josh carries the heartbreaker of a ballad with so much emotion. The studio audience looks as if they feel every single word, as he tells the story of missing someone by utilizing his stellar vocals. At one point, the camera panned to Josh’s coach Adam Levine who couldn’t take his eyes off of the performance. Toward the end of the song, the studio audience erupted into loud cheers of support.

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Following his performance, coach Adam said, “I wish I had a thousand seconds, but I only have 10, which sucks. There’s a lot of powerhouses out there, but [you have] constantly been getting better and better…. impressing people…. charting higher. Everyone loves you, and I just feel like you have so much more to give that you have that people haven’t seen yet and that perfect timing for us is going to come next week, because I truly believe that after this week, next week’s going to be the best you’ve ever had this entire season.”


The night’s broadcast cut the Top 8 down to four. Josh now joins fellow Team Adam’s Billy Gilman, Team Alicia’s We McDonald and Team Blake’s Sundance Head in the grand finale on “The Voice.” “The Voice” airs Monday and Tuesday nights 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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