‘The Voice’: The Last Blind Audition of Season Was Easily the Most Emotional

by Madison Miller

Sometimes TV may save the best for last. Or, in this case, “The Voice” saved the most emotional for last.

The popular singing competition with Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, and John Legend as coaches just wrapped up a popular segment of the show — the Blind Auditions.

The identity and appearance of each singer have been masked. The coaches had to determine if the person’s voice was unique and talented enough solely based on that voice alone.

Now, there will be no more dramatic chair turns or chair blocks. Coaches and singers will be face to face during all future amazing performances. Before that could happen, the four coaches and America had to come face to face with one of the most emotional auditions of the season.

Parker McKay Joins Team Kelly

During Tuesday night’s episode, Kelly Clarkson snatched her final team member. Now, each coach has a full team and is ready to move on.

That final vocalist was a Nashville, Tennessee singer named Parker McKay. She performed a cover of Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” that left the coaches absolutely stunned. Before she started singing, viewers also got a look into her tragic backstory.

McKay opened up about the loss of her mother. She had gotten tragically ill and died right before McKay left for “The Voice.” She decided to still come onto the show and chase her dreams. Kelly Clarkson was quick to applaud her for doing so.

“When it rains it pours, you need a break from the storm. I’m really excited Parker was the one to fill out my team,” Clarkson told the final addition to her team. She was the only one to turn around for McKay, so she automatically went to Team Kelly.

“I lost my mom to dementia this week. I’m just really thankful for the shot,” McKay told Clarson while emotionally hugging her after joining her team, according to USA Today. Her mother was diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia five years ago. She passed away the day before she left for “The Voice,” which was also the day before her mother’s birthday.

“I was so lucky because both my dad and I were able to be there right by her side holding her hand until she took her last breath. I can’t believe I have to do this part without her.”

So far, Parker McKay is getting a huge outpour of support from “The Voice” community. One fan wrote on Twitter, “No matter what just know your mom is proud of you.” Another said that they believed her mother was watching her perform in heaven.

Many fans commented on just how heartbreaking her story was. During the clip on “The Voice,” McKay says, “She saw me into the world, and I saw her out.” One Twitter user wrote that line “wrecked me.”

Other fans commented on just how many sad and devastating stories seem to be popping up on “The Voice” this season. These are hard times, after all.