Red Marlow and Vince Gill combine vocals on this country classic during “The Voice” finale YouTube/The Voice
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The final four singers on season 13 of “The Voice” arrived at Universal Studios in Hollywood on Dec. 19 eager to find out whether or not they won the crown.

But first, they had to sing one final time.

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The two-hour program provided viewers with plenty of entertainment. Not only did stars like Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Charlie Puth, Sia and N.E.R.D take the stage with epic, solo performances, but each of the Top 8 contestants from this season also got to duet with one of their favorite artists.

When it came time for Team Blake’s mentee Red Marlow to perform, he teamed up with country hit-maker Vince Gill for an incredible duet on the star’s 1990 smash, “When I Call Your Name.”

While onstage, Red and Vince stood alongside one other armed with acoustic guitars. Red, who calls himself “as country as cornbread,” took ownership of the first verse, while his musical inspiration provided vocals on the second. The two joined in beautiful harmony during the chorus, which includes backup vocals by country singer Patty Loveless on the recorded version. At the end, they were rewarded with warm applause from the audience.

Up to this point, Red has delighted fans and coaches with his traditional country sound on hits like Garth Brooks’ “The Dance,” Alabama’s, “Dixieland Delight” and Craig Morgan’s “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” So, it comes as no surprise that he teamed up with Vince for the finale.

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This was not Red’s first time singing a Vince song this season. During the Top 8 live shows, he performed the country star’s hit ballad from 1995, “Go Rest High on that Mountain.” At the time, he said he had a personal connection to the song because he lost one of his good friends years ago.

Red’s straightforward talent has helped him to get this far in the show. And while he ended the season in fourth place, we can only hope that his career will keep going up from here.

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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