There’s nothing quite like seeing an artist come into his own on The Voice — and that’s why Sundance Head is arguably the musician with the best chance of knocking Billy Gilman off his frontrunner pedestal. He’s been taking a few major risks as of late, but they’re paying off, as evidenced by the positive response last week (following his performance of rival Alicia Keys’ “No One”) and again after this week’s “religious mosh pit.”
Head knows who he is and isn’t afraid to show it, and that’s what makes him so good. Not just anybody would so happily sing “Me and Jesus” on a show like The Voice, and not just anybody could get the crowd that worked up over such a song. Even avowed country and bluegrass haters couldn’t help but tap their toes to Head’s catchy tune.
Obviously, Blake Shelton was a huge fan of Head’s latest performance. He claimed that, in nearly a dozen seasons of The Voice, he’d never experienced anything quite like he did during Head’s performance. He appreciated not only Head’s impeccable stage presence, but also his message, as “more and more people have their own kind of relationship with God these days.”
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to hear from the other judges. But if their behavior during the performance was any indication, they loved the song nearly as much as Shelton. Alicia Keys was particularly enthusiastic, clapping along with the beat and smiling from ear to ear.
In the midst of such success on The Voice, it’s easy for viewers to forget that this is not Head’s first experience with reality television. He appeared on American Idol several years ago, but didn’t crack the top 10. He managed to land a deal with Universal Motown, but it fell through. And in case you forgot, his dad’s big hit got knocked off the chart by The Beatles. Despite two generations of bad luck, he’s pressing forward in full faith, as exemplified by tonight’s performance.
Sundance Head is the type of champion The Voice needs — a versatile singer who can excite a wide range of fans with his message and his enthusiasm. We fully expect him to survive this next elimination, and we can’t wait to see what else he has to offer!
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