Lana Scott gives a country touch to a Katy Perry hit
Lana Scott has offered viewers country covers since beginning her journey in season 21 of The voice. But on Monday night (November 29), fans got to see a whole new side of her when she tackled a song outside of her usual favorite genre as part of the show’s “Challenge Week.”
Getting on stage and stepping out of his comfort zone, Scott performed live “The One That Got Away” by Katy Perry. Transforming the pop hit into a country version, she used her signature twang and delicate, rising voice to present the song’s lyrics, accompanied by a violin and acoustic guitar.
“It was so beautiful. I think it’s crazy and so funny that the week you sing something that isn’t country you decide to tackle one of the biggest and best written pop songs by one of the best. pop albums of all time. Ariana Grande noted. “I think it was a nice interpretation, and you brought Lana in there.”
Kelly Clarkson also enjoyed Scott’s performance, describing it as a “Faith Hill country-meets-pop vibe.”
“The way you play is so conversational, and it really stood out in this song,” added Blake Shelton. “I don’t see any reason we can’t hear you singing that on country radio because you made it work.” This is the definition of challenge week.
Although Scott went out of her way this time around, she hasn’t strayed completely from the topic of her previous song choices. Much like “The One That Got Away”, she sang breakout songs throughout her run on The voice. She has so far sung “I Hope” by Gabby Barrett, “Next Girl” by Carly Pearce and “Wildest Dreams” by Taylor Swift, to name a few. While it’s uncertain, Scott may have chosen to stick to a specific theme for his performances.
Scott did, in fact, give another successful performance after last week’s “breakout moment”, according to Shelton. But, of course, it will be up to viewers to decide whether or not she advances in the competition. Two artists will be sent home when the show returns on Tuesday, November 30.
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