Filipino singer Jej Vinson has advanced to the next round of “The Voice US” after he went head-to-head clash with a fellow contestant Beth Griffith-Manley from coach Kelly Clarkson’s team.
Vinson, 23, and Manley battled it out on the stage performing their rendition of the song “Jealous” by Labrinth.
Coach John Legend praised both contestants for their performance, who picked Vinson for the said round.
He said, ” Both of you I wanted on my team so both of you were incredible today. Jej, your tone was really interesting and cool. Beth, the same thing, actually. Both of your voices don’t sound like I’ve heard the song before, but you both really sounded great doing it.”
Coach Adam Levine was also all praises for the two singers, and picks Vinson for this round.
He said, “I want to first say the unison that you guys did was maybe the best I’ve ever heard. It was perfect. It was amazing how your voices melted together. Yeah, this is a tough one, but I’m probably gonna go with Jej just because there were times you did upstage Beth a little bit. But Beth, the sky’s the limit for you.”
While coach Kelly Clarkson also hailed the singers’ “incredible talent,” who later chose Vinson to stay in her team.
“I’m so excited because you all did exactly what I asked you because you are so incredibly talented. That’s why not only the unison parts were so in sync, but what you all did in harmony, it is note-on-note on point. It’s insane how incredibly talented you both are,” she said.
Vinson, thanked Clarkson for believing in him and said, “I’m not going to let you down.”
Although Manley lost this round, she hasn’t completely out as Legend decided to “steal” her to be part of his team.