Tuesday night during Night 6 of “The Voice” Season 15, country singer Caeland Garner took on King Harvest‘s “Dancing in the Moonlight” and caused two coaches to turn their chairs around: Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson. The fact that Caeland is best friends with Season 13 finalist Red Marlow, who was a member of Team Blake, helped Caeland make his decision to join Blake’s current roster. Watch NBC’s “The Voice” blind audition video above and read the coaches’ comments below.
“I started thinking, man, I want to buy this guy’s version of that song for my lake playlist,” Blake said while trying to convince Caeland to join his team. “I gotta say, man, your voice is so unique and it sounds like it comes from a different period in time. You seem like a singer-songwriter from the 70s, you know, like a Jim Croce. I’m mesmerized by your sound, the way that you’re working in some runs and things that you don’t normally hear in singer-songwriter-type music. I would be honored to be your coach, man.”
Jennifer responded that she was also “a fan” of Caeland’s voice. But when Caeland said that one of his closest friends was Red, all bets were off that he’d be following in his footsteps to join Blake’s team. Will Caeland make it farther than Red’s fourth-place finish two seasons ago? We’ll find out soon enough.
In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper Kevin Jacobsen had this to say about the performance: “Our first artist auditioning tonight is Caeland Garner, a 31-year-old country singer form Coleridge, North Carolina. He mentions knowing Red Marlow from Season 13, who was on Team Blake. His audition song is ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by King Harvest. Blake and Jennifer converse about liking his smooth voice and turn their chairs concurrently. Blake compares Caeland’s voice to the singer-songwriters of the ’70s like Jim Croce. Jennifer notes that she simply turned because of his ‘beautiful instrument.’ Caeland naturally chooses Blake as his coach.”