‘The Voice’: Contestant Kenzie Wheeler Lands Top Nine Spot With Amazing Cover of Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Red Dirt Road’

by Anna Dunn

The Voice is heading towards its final episodes, and country singing contestant Kenzie Wheeler is still in the running after his rendition of Brooks & Dunn’s Red Dirt Road.

Kenzie’s deep, classic voice resonatedincredibly well. The judges were absolutely thrilled with his performance, and he’s been a favorite to win for quite a while. Kenzie earned a four-chair turn from the judges, which is a huge honor on The Voice. During Wheeler’s audition, Blake Shelton received a block from Kelly Clarkson, who ultimately became the singer’s coach.

Even so, after another performance, Blake Shelton told Wheeler, “You’re probably gonna win this show.” Wheeler is definitely one of the favorites going into the next round, but he does have some stiff competition.

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There are many contestants this year bringing their unique talents to national TV. One of the most notable includes Cam Anthony, whose recent rendition of Take Me to Church by Hozier rivaled the original. The Team Blake singer has an incredibly rich and melodic voice that sounds well beyond his years.

Meanwhile, when Rachel Mac auditioned, she only got one chair to turn. Now, the bubbly just-turned 16-year-old is growing exponentially. Each performance brings about a new side of her that likely makes judges wish they turned their chair. Hilariously, when Nick Jonas, infamous for being a heartthrob, turned his chair, he wasn’t who Mac had her eyes on. Rachel Mac is a major Blake Shelton fan.

On team Legend, Victor Solomon got voted in. The 22-year-old made the bold move of singing John Legend’s Glory during his audition on The Voice. While Legend typically won’t turn for a cover of one of his songs, he loved Solomon’s rendition. The gospel singer has wowed the judges ever since. In fact, John Legend said that some of Solomon’s choices during his cover of Glory were better than his own.

Mac, Solomon, Anthony, and Wheeler were all voted in by fans. For that reason, they stand out as top contestants. But contestants the judges saved, along with the wildcard save Corey Ward, should not be underestimated. It’s hard to tell exactly who’s going to win this season of The Voice with this much talent to choose from. Luckily, fans won’t have to wait long for a winner.

Whoever wins the voice wins a record deal and $100,000. Next week’s episode will narrow down that contestant pool even more. The finale of The Voice airs on Tuesday, May 25th.