This season on The Voice, country music has been celebrated. Team Blake Shelton has introduced some of the classics through his talented artists on a national platform. So when tragedy hit in Oklahoma — the home state of Blake and his duo The Swon Brothers — all eyes were on The Voice family for reassurance and relief.
Host Carson Daly noted the tragedy several times throughout the course of last night’s live shows and social media correspondent Christina Milian mentioned the phone number for Red Cross relief.
Coincidentally, Team Blake’s Holly Tucker sang the classic gospel tune, “How Great Thou Art,” which was oddly appropriate in the wake of such devastation.
Blake looked visibly shaken throughout the show, and took the time to tweet before they went on the air saying, “Just landed in LA and hearing about all the tornados in Oklahoma right now... Get somewhere safe!!!”
His wife Miranda Lambert tweeted, “Pray. That's all we an do. Pray for peace for Oklahoma.”
As residents of Oklahoma and the only remaining duo in the competition, The Swon Brothers spent most of the night retweeting fan support and prayers for the damaged state. This morning they wrote, “Home is heavy on our hearts today love y'all.”
In addition to his multiple shoutouts throughout the course of the show, Carson Daly also tweeted, “Hard to focus on tonight's #VoiceTop10 show with so much pain and tragedy w #oklahomacitytornado God bless and thoughts and prayers 2 you.”
This certainly isn’t the first catastrophic event The Voice family has endured. In Season 3 the show was on the air during both Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook shootings. Each time the cast and contestants have appropriately paid their respects — the most notable tribute being the ensemble performance of “Hallelujah” after the shootings.
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