Carrie Underwood’s Former Backup Singer, Andrea Thomas, Takes On Faith Hill’s “Cry” in “The Voice” Knockout Round

Carrie Underwood’s Former Backup Singer, Andrea Thomas, Takes On Faith Hill’s “Cry” in “The Voice” Knockout Round

In one of the first Team Blake knockout rounds on The Voice Monday night (April 10), Blake Shelton pitted Andrea Thomas against Lauren Duski for the elimination showdown.

Andrea, who is a former backup singer for Carrie Underwood, chose Faith Hill’s “Cry” for her song.

“If you sing backup for Carrie, you sing perfectly. Maybe it’s time to dirty it up,” Blake said to Andrea before her performance.

Blake pitted Andrea against Lauren Duski, who chose Alison Krauss’ “When You Say Nothing At All” (originally sung by Keith Whitley).

“I paired Andrea and Lauren because they’re my pop-leaning country artists,” Blake explained. “Selfishly, I don’t want to do it, but I think it’s the best thing for my team.”

Blake had to make the hard decision all by himself. “This is the one I’ve been dreading,” he said. In the end, Blake chose Lauren over Andrea to continue on the show.

Watch both Andrea and Lauren in the knockout round. You be the judge.

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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