With the pressure mounting and the stakes higher than ever, the remaining contestants on The Voice Season 24 faced off in the intense Playoffs round, where only three per team would advance to the Live Performances. Despite the departure of Tom Nitti from Team Reba due to personal reasons, the competition remained fierce, with each artist determined to prove their worth and secure a spot in the next stage.
Sixteen-year-old yodeling sensation Ruby Leigh stepped onto the stage with a determined glint in her eye and a powerful performance of Linda Ronstadt’s classic, “Long Long Time.” Her decision to showcase a more mature side of her vocals and temporarily set aside her signature yodel was a strategic move that paid off handsomely. Ruby’s captivating rendition left the coaches in awe, with Gwen Stefani declaring, “I truly believe if a young girl singing like [Ruby] made a record like that, the world would be saved.”
Niall Horan echoed Stefani’s sentiments, praising Ruby’s performance as the best he’d ever heard of the song. He went on to jokingly warn Coach Reba, “If you don’t send this girl through, you’re probably getting fired – or at least losing your Queen of Country crown and scepter.”
Reba, visibly moved by Ruby’s performance, expressed her pride in her young singer, commending her unique talent and the emotional depth she brings to her performances. “The sweet, emotional cry in your voice always breaks my heart into pieces,” Reba confessed. “You’re bringing something we’ve never seen before to The Voice.”
After careful deliberation, Reba made the difficult decision to advance Jordan Rainer, Jacquie Roar, and Ruby Leigh to the Live Performances. Ruby’s exceptional talent and emotional connection with her audience undoubtedly played a significant role in Reba’s decision.
As The Voice progresses into the Live Performances, Ruby Leigh is poised to captivate the nation with her unique blend of yodeling and powerful vocals. Her journey on The Voice is a testament to her dedication, perseverance, and the unwavering support of her coach, Reba McEntire.