Ashland Craft Conquers The Voice
Week after week on The Voice, Ashland Craft came out with one powerful performance after the next. Those performances helped her hold on to her spot on Miley Cyrus‘ team and led her all the way to being part of the final 12 and singing in the live shows.
The stakes are definitely higher when things go live, since the contestants are left at the mercy of America’s votes. With that in mind, Craft aimed to make a strong impression with her first live performance, which was a cover of a country staple y’all should know well.
Revisiting A Country Classic
The song that Craft picked to sing was Tanya Tucker‘s “Delta Dawn.”
Released in 1972, Tucker was only a teenager when the song broke through on the country chart and claimed the sixth spot. While Tucker went on to score bigger hits in her career, “Delta Dawn” remains her most notable song.
Since it’s so popular, “Delta Dawn” has been covered numerous times. It has even been covered on The Voice before.
Back in 2015, Team Blake member Barrett Baber wowed everyone watching with his gospel-tinged rendition of the song.
She Rocked That Stage
With all of that in mind, the pressure was certainly on for Craft to hit it out of the park with her performance…and that’s exactly what she did. She made the song entirely her own, giving it a slight rock and roll flair with her gritty vocals and powerful growls.
But what truly pushed Craft’s performance over the edge was her stage presence. She owned the stage with her fierce personality, and showed no signs of nervousness. Instead, she radiated confidence, which helped sell her performance even more.
In the end, we feel that Craft had every reason to feel proud of herself after her first live performance. She absolutely rocked it!
Tune in below to catch Craft singing “Delta Dawn” on The Voice. With a voice like that, there’s no doubt that this girl is going places!