‘The Voice’ Contestant Tae Lewis Gets Reba’s Attention With Killer Performance Of Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You”

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Turning heads…and Reba’s chair.

The Voice kicked off their millionth season (or however many it’s been) last night, and Queen Reba is back for another season as a judge on the singing competition after replacing Blake Shelton last year.

And her team’s already starting out pretty strong.

One of the first contestants of the season to get Reba’s attention was Tae Lewis, a Nashville-based singer who broke out a killer version of Keith Urban’s 2002 hit “Somebody Like You.”

(Quick side note here: Remember how many incredible songs Keith Urban had back in the late ’90s/early 2000s? I feel like sometimes his catalog gets overshadowed by some of the weirder stuff he’s put out in recent years but man…early Keith Urban was just cranking out bangers).

But anyway, back to the audition.

Lewis, who’s originally from North Carolina but made the move to Music City to pursue country music, managed to get two coaches to turn their chairs with his soulful yet powerful take on the song, and forced Reba to battle it out with John Legend to land the talented singer on their team.

But it seems like Legend was facing an uphill battle when he asked the 31-year old Lewis what his goal is:

“I am a country artist. I’ve been doing this for about 7 years now.”

And Reba made a pretty compelling case:

“John’s name is Legend, but according to Wikipedia and my mama, I am legend too.”

Hard to argue with that.

And all jokes aside, Reba has a long resumé in country music to pitch her services:

“You know I’ve been in the business a very long time, and I could help you whether it’s vocal or it’s your staging. I would love to have you on my team. We’d have a blast.”

Ultimately, Lewis went with Reba (duh) and became the first artist on her team this season – and it seems like she got one who could be in the race for quite awhile.

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