Gracia Harrison Yodels Her Way into Blake Shelton’s Heart on Season 3 Premiere of ‘The Voice’
Gracia Harrison is the real deal, which she proved tonight (Sept. 10) on the season 3 premiere of ‘The Voice.’ She showcased not only her singing talents, but her yodeling skills in her delivery of the country classic, ‘I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart,’ causing judges Cee Lo, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton to turn around in their chairs.
Levine claimed that she’s the best country singer to ever perform on 'The Voice,' even giving her a standing ovation immediately following her audition. Shelton praised her by saying, ‘You can’t fake your way through that song. Today’s radio is full of fakeness – let’s bring it back.’ Given her strong country roots, it wasn't surprising that when faced with the decision of which mentor to work with, she chose Shelton.
Hailing from Springfield, Ill., the 18-year-old singer currently works in retail but is hoping to branch out into a career in music. She first shared her talents with the public at state and county-wide fairs but is now searching for a larger stage. She has dabbled in pop music as well; in fact, when she was sixteen, she won a MySpace karaoke contest and an opportunity to meet Miley Cyrus after singing the pop star's hit 'The Climb.'
If you enjoyed her rendition of ‘I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart’ just as much as we did, it’s available as a free download on her MySpace page.