Blake Shelton and Todd Tilghman Perform Lively Rendition Of John Mellencamp's 'Authority Song'
On the two-hour season finale of The Voice on May 19th, coach Blake Shelton and his contestant Todd Tilghman performed a version of John Mellencamp's Authority Song. It was a spirited socially distanced duet which gave a great spin on the original tune, and helped Todd emerge as the new winner of The Voice.
Blake and Todd and an array of musicians performed the 1984 hit from their own homes against a backdrop of flashing lights as though they were on a huge stage. You can almost imagine screaming fans in front of them. It was just one of the performances that night from Voice judges and contestants who also did covers of popular songs.
USA Today writes that Blake also dueted with his other protege Toneisha Harris (2nd place) to "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac, Thunderstorm Artis (3rd place) and Nick Jonas performed "You'll Be In My Heart," by Phil Collins, CammWess (4th place) and John Legend nailed Elton John's "Rocket Man," and Micah Iverson (5th place) did Lady Antebellum's "I Run to You" with coach Kelly Clarkson.
Carson Daly announced Todd as the champion of The Voice while the pastor was surrounded by his wife and eight children in his Mississippi home. He celebrated and further said that Blake Shelton's support has "meant the world to me in all of this," as quoted in USA Today. The response to Todd's win and the duet were overwhelming on social media, with the song climbing the top of the iTunes charts.
Congratulations to Todd Tilghman on his big win and the big career that's yet to come.
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