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Watch as “The Voice” contestant Adam Wakefield flies solo on this iconic duet YouTube/The Voice

On an April 11 ‘Live Playoffs’ episode of “The Voice,” half a dozen contestants from Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera’s teams sang for the chance to make it into the top 12.

One of them was Adam Wakefield.

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Flooring the judges, the season 10 standout performed his soulful rendition of “Seven Spanish Angels.” Although the song is usually performed as a duet, Adam made it all his own. Picking beautiful notes on his acoustic guitar, the southern rocker shined in his tan colored cowboy hat. Flaunting his raspy vocals and killer range, he slayed the country classic about a Texan gunfight.

Originally, Willie Nelson and Ray Charles split vocals on “Seven Spanish Angels.” Released in November 1984, the tune was featured on Willie’s album, “Half Nelson.” Penned by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser, the song rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Although Adam’s take on the song couldn’t have been any better, coach Blake has yet to compare his hopeful to the Red Headed Stranger. The “Honey Bee” star did however mark similarities between Adam and Chris Stapleton and Travis Tritt though.

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Either way, the performance served Adam well. The competitor was one of the two contestants who made it into the top dozen contestants during the April 13 episode on NBC. The other contestant from Blake’s team who snagged a top 12 spot was Mary Sarah.

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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