You just know you got it when John Legend leaps out of his chair.
That happened during The Voice battles on Monday night, as Deion Warren and Victor Solomon powered through a gorgeous cover of Usher’s “U Got It Bad”.
The contestants found that studio sound with a smooth-as-silk rumble.
“So good,” Legend enthused as the performance wrapped up. He wasn’t wrong, as Nick Jonas remarked: “You’re both unbelievable. Your vocals are top notch. Each time one of you rose up and did something that was spectacular, the other found a way to come in and do something special as well.”
Jonas wouldn’t make a recommendation. He couldn’t split the pair. Nor could Kelsea Ballerini. All the pressure was on Coach Legend.
There could be only one, and that was Victor. “My god, you went beyond exceeding my expectations,” explained Legend. “It was a fantastic performance. It made me feel proud because you were so entertaining.”
The 22-year-old Greensboro, North Carolina-based hopeful progresses to the knockout rounds next week on NBC.