Alexa Wildish’s ‘The Voice’ Blind Audition with Fleetwood Mac’s Song Hits Niall Horan
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The latest season of The Voice kicked off with a bang as contestant Alexa Wildish took the stage in a stunning red jumpsuit to deliver a soulful rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird” during her blind audition.
Wildish’s powerful vocals struck a chord with judge Niall Horan, who was visibly moved by her performance.
The song, originally penned by the late Christine McVie, showcased Wildish’s impressive vocal range and emotional depth.
Within just 30 seconds of her performance, Wildish had already earned a three-chair turn from judges Niall Horan, John Legend, and Reba McEntire. Not long after, Gwen Stefani decided to join the other judges by turning her chair as well.
As the applause roared at the conclusion of the performance, Niall Horan couldn’t hide his emotions and exclaimed:
“Wow, that made me emotional.”
Gwen Stefani added her praise, noting:
“Alexa, it’s crazy. One second ago, you were deep in love, and now you’re like, ‘Oh my god, I’m at The Voice.’ Niall is dying.”
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Stefani continued to express her admiration, saying:
“It sounds like you’re a songwriter. The way you were able to take those lyrics and sing them like it was your story, there was something so real about it. I would love to have you on Team Gwen.”
Horan chimed in, emphasizing the quality of the performance.
Niall Horan made his pitch, sharing a personal connection to the song,:
“Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks are half the reason why I even picked up a guitar and started writing songs. She’d be so proud of that. I’m so proud of you for taking it on.”
Despite some minor pitch issues, Horan praised Wildish’s emotional delivery and expressed his desire to have her on his team.
After hearing feedback from the other judges, Alexa Wildish ultimately chose Team Niall. The Voice Blind Auditions will continue to air on NBC, with episodes streaming on Peacock every Monday and Tuesday.