E.G. Daily Sings “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt and Ray Boudreaux Sings “Hard to Handle” by Otis Redding.
On October 29, Team Blake Shelton country pop singer E.G. Daily and soul crooner Ray Ray Boudreaux were paired to sing against one another on The Voice 2013 knockout rounds. E.G. came out first with her rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s cult classic, “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” E.G. chose the song as its an example of the adult rock/pop/country sound she’d like to pursue. At rehearsals, E.G. found some difficulty in bringing vulnerability to the song instead of showcasing her powerhouse vocals and tried her best.
Ray followed the country pop artist with “Hard to Handle” by Otis Redding. The bluesy singer chose the song to reinforce her soulful roots and musical aspirations. At rehearsals, Blake was impressed by Ray’s sound, but knew that he would still need some work.
After both talents graced the stage, Christina Aguilera thought that Ray had more control, whereas E.G. lack of control caused her to break in the song when she wasn’t supposed to.
Cee Lo Green loved how Ray performed as a soul man and was pleasantly surprised by. E.G., who he believes is genuinely talented.
In Blake’s critique, he noted that EG did attempt to be comfortable and Ray omitted words to help his breath. Unable to decide who to choose, Blake relied on technicality and chose Ray who gave the better technical performance.
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