TRAVIS PERFORMS ON ‘THE VOICE’ FINALE

[From The Boot]

The Voice finalist Andrew Sevener got an assist from country icon Travis Tritt during part two of the show’s season finale on Tuesday (May 21), as the pair took the stage to duet on Tritt’s 1992 barn-burner, “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.”

The two performers appeared decked out in black, with Sevener donning a black cowboy hat. Tritt took the song’s first verse, kicking off a high-energy rendition of the classic song. Sevener handily pulled his share of the weight on the second verse before the song gave way to a flashy keys solo. Press play above to get in on the fun for yourself!

“Andrew’s a really funny guy. He actually makes you laugh without even trying to, a lot,” coach Blake Shelton said in a clip dedicated to Sevener’s role in the show. “Andrew literally says whatever comes to his mind. [He’s] about as country as it gets.

“But he needs to figure a few things out,” Shelton deadpans, before pointing out to Sevener that his cowboy hat is on backwards.

Sevener, who is on Shelton’s team, has been praised throughout the season for his searing blend of country and good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. The show finalist learned he would be getting the chance to share the stage with Tritt during part one of the finale on Monday (May 20,) following his duet with Shelton on rock group Free’s “All Right Now.”

When Shelton announced the pairing, Sevener expressed that the prospect of singing alongside Tritt just might make him throw up from nerves and excitement. The Texas native has a strong background in country, rock ‘n’ roll and southern rock, as evidenced by his dazzling “Instant Save” performance of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” on May 14.

“You guys, listen, Andrew is the real deal,” Shelton said of that performance. “He is country to the core. He’s an incredible vocalist. He’s a great guy. Please, America. Please, America.”