Watch “The Voice” contestant Justin Whisnant wow the coaches in this Travis Tritt comeback performance YouTube/The Voice

When NBC’s “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton was given the go-ahead to bring back one artist for season 10’s ‘Live Playoffs’ episode, he didn’t need to flip a coin.

He just called on Justin Whisnant.

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Clearly Blake must’ve cared enough to give Justin another chance after losing to fellow standout, Mary Sarah, during the battle rounds. Ironically, on April 11, Justin used it to sing a song about not giving second chances. Strumming away at his acoustic guitar, the Oklahoma native soulfully slang Travis Tritt’s “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares).”

Sporting his trendy gelled-back hairstyle and a simple black jacket, Justin took a break from his instrument on the second verse to sing directly to the audience. The competitor still looked as natural as ever.

And the judges loved every bit it.

“Oklahoma’s proud of you tonight,” said fellow Oklahoman Blake.

Pharrell Williams added that the country crooner sang with ‘passion.’

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Unfortunately for the comeback kid, his fate changed during the April 13 episode of the singing competition show. When 24 contestants got whittled down to 12, Justin got cut.

However, Blake was able to keep one artist of his choice. This time, he picked back-up dancer Paxton Ingram. But with the pure vocal talent that Justin seems to possess, we have a feeling his phone will be ringing off the hook in no time.

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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