Two weeks ago, Mary Sarah got all of the judges to turn their thrones with her performance of Connie Francis’s ’60s not-country hit “Where the Boys Are.” Last week, Justin Whisnant caught the ears of both Adam Levine and Blake Shelton with his rendition of Cole Swindell’s recent country hit, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.”
Both contestants ended up joining Blake Shelton’s team and both contestants impressed with their voices and stage presence this week on their duet battle performance of the Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn classic, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.”
Blake complimented them both for rising to the challenge of the classic song. “I am really happy and proud of both of you guys for stepping into some big shoes with Conway and Loretta,” he said, “honoring what they did, but also making it your own.”
Blake remarked on the challenge of singing Conway Twitty’s part in the song, telling Justin that he “did some things that Conway didn’t do” and “took it up a notch.” He told Mary Sarah that she was successfully “blending personality and fun and a little bit of the current sound of country music.”
When asked to choose a battle winner, Blake hesitated for a moment before saying, “I’m just gonna have to go with my gut,” and alluded to the remaining challenges of the show before declaring Mary Sarah the winner.
Hear the Original: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn sing “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”
The song is definitely one of Conway and Loretta’s signature duets. Enjoy!