Cedar Falls, Iowa native Jay Allen gave a heartfelt rendition of Cody Johnson‘s “Til You Can’t” on Monday, September 19’s episode of The Voice. This powerful performance was received well by the audience. Jay Allen had Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani turn their chairs for him. Jay eagerly awaited feedback from the judges. “The delivery of that lyric, it’s such a conversational song…in order to stay on pitch and get through the lyrics, and then hit those powerful moments, man that’s tough. And you sounded great through it,” reacted Blake.
“In the chorus, I felt like when you go for those big notes it can sometimes get a little bit yell-y, but I thought that was awesome,” commented judge Camila Cabello.
“It made me so joyful to recognize that song when it came in, and to hear your voice on it, it was so beautiful, and the chorus, I thought it sounded good,” noted Gwen next.
Jay Allen And His Golden Voice
Blake asked Jay what lane he found himself in through the country music tracks. Jay credited his dad with introducing him to the legends. He noted his mom loved country music as well. Jay performed “Til You Can’t” as a tribute to her. She was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at 51 and passed away in 2019. Jay shared that he wrote a song to help raise money in the fight against Alzheimers. The track, “Blank Stares”, helped raise over $50,000,000 for Alzheimer’s research. He moved the audience with a quick performance of “Blank Stares”. After a rousing applause, Jay chose to be on Team Gwen.
Following his performance on The Voice, “Blank Stares” catapulted to number 5 on the iTunes download charts. We’ll be following Jay Allen on his journey on The Voice carefully! In the meantime, watch his performance below. Follow Jay Allen on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Hopefully he’ll share some snapshots of his impending wedding to singer Kylie Morgan on October 1!
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