This is… different.
The Voice UK contestant Tai Bantick put a pretty unique, Caribbean, spin on the Dolly Parton hit “Jolene” and the interwebs were not having it. Fans took to Twitter to voice (no pun intended) their frustrations and they didn’t hold back.
Check out some of the comments.
Anybody else see that "gangsta" on The Voice singing Jolene? What the fuck is she pretending to be?? 😂😂 #TheVoice
— Matthew Ross (@MatthewRoss6) March 17, 2018
Hope Dolly Parton isn't watching 'Jolene' getting murdered. #TheVoice Bits of Honey G here, methinks. 😐
— Irene Fraser (@boozybluesy) March 17, 2018
What is she doing to Jolene 😭😭😭😭😭 #TheVoice
— Lauren (@laurenjack3) March 17, 2018
Absolutely ruined one of my fave songs, Jolene and then gets through 😩 #thevoice
— Anna Thurman (@AnnaThurmanLDN) March 17, 2018
Worst cover of Jolene I think I've ever heard… I don't think that can even be considered a cover, more an insult 😳 #TheVoice
— Kirsty ♪❤♪ (@KirstyJPoynton) March 17, 2018
Fuck me, Jolene murdered on live TV in every way possible. Just awful. #TheVoice
— Matt Bridger (@Matt_Bridger68) March 17, 2018
— Mia (@suchfun67) March 17, 2018
The fuck #TheVoice
Will ?! FUCKING TAI?! After that monstrosity of a cover of Jolene
— HOLLY (@heyhollyp) March 17, 2018
— Rachel Wallis (@rachelwal1) March 17, 2018
However, Tai did advance to the next round with this performance. Check it out below and see for yourself.