‘The Voice’: Watch Blake Shelton Team Member Lana Scott Sings Carrie Underwood Cover

by Amy Myers
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Fans were looking forward to Lana Scott’s performance tonight on the semifinals of The Voice, and as the only country singer left in the competition, the vocalist had a lot of pressure on her to excel. Scott chose to sing Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” and even dressed in an all-white outfit for the spiritual song.

The Voice contestant has absolutely smashed all of her performances in the past, covering classic artists like Tim McGraw, Carly Pearce and Kasey Ballerini. But could she stand up to the ultimate country songstress of the competition world, Carrie Underwood?

Listen to her performance below.

The Voice contestant definitely has a distinct sound. You could watch this performance with your eyes closed and know exactly who was on that stage. There’s also no denying that Scott can project. In fact, she could probably fill that whole room with her voice sans microphone.

But loud doesn’t mean good.

‘The Voice’ Fans Fear for the Aspiring Country Star

The Voice fans didn’t hold back about their thoughts on the performance. Once the show posted Scott’s performance to Twitter, the reviews rolled in. And they weren’t very positive.

After one fan of Scott’s voiced their “amazement” of the performance, several other The Voice viewers quickly chimed in.

“Okay I get your a country fan but this literally sounds horrible. Especially if you know the song (I love this song) this is embarrassing on Lana’s part and I hope Carrie never hears this,” one shared.

Ouch, that’s gotta sting.

Perhaps It Was Just the Wrong Song Choice

“Is it me or does she sound a little bit off key ?” another shared, as someone else added, “And her voice sounds nasally. Why on earth would Blake give her a Carrie Underwood song. No, not good at all.”

It’s not that “Something in the Water” was too high or too hard of a song for the country contestant. Throughout the season, we’ve seen Scott belt when she needs to and land those runs. But this song just wasn’t the glass-slipper fit that The Voice contestant needed this late in the competition.

Before we knock her out of the Top 5, though, there is a chance that Scott could bounce back from the mediocre performance. She still has the instant save song to lean on if she has to, but after butchering a Carrie Underwood song, her next performance has to be virtually flawless.

That means tone, pitch, projection, emotion and stage presence all have to be in check. Let’s just hope that her backup song was something more in her range. Perhaps a Tyler Childers tune could get her back on track, or something with a bit more twang.

Until voting ends, Scott’s fans should keep their fingers crossed.

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