Ranking Jake Worthington’s 'The Voice' Performances From Country Boy to City Slicker
Raise your hand if you're completely in love with Jake Worthington on NBC's The Voice . That's what I thought.
But who could blame you? There's just something about the rosy-cheeked, big belt-wearing country boy from Texas that makes you want to giggle with delight whenever he gets a chance to say something adorable in front of the camera. He manages to perfectly mix humility with sincere appreciation and respect, which results with one big ol' bundle of southern terrificness. Now, add on the fact that he can sing almost as beautifully as his mentor Blake Shelton, and it looks like we've got ourselves the perfect cowboy.
Performance after performance Worthington has proven that he can carry a twangy tune (even when he's sick) while simultaneously expressing every ounce of emotion he has stored under his cowboy hat. It's no wonder that he's the last contestant remaining on Shelton's team (although it was definitely sad to see Sisaundra Lewis and Audra McLaughlin leave the show). But if anyone can do Shelton proud, it's Worthington.
Since the singer's song choices are undeniably country every week, let's take a look at some of his performances from boot-wearing-country all the way to tractor-driving-grass-chewing-country:
11. Thomas Rhett's "It Goes Like This" with Lexi Luca.
Yup, this is a country song:
Hey girl, you make me wanna write a song,Sit you down, I'll sing it to you all night long,I've had a melody in my head since she walked in here and knocked me dead.Yea girl, you make me wanna write a song
10. Travis Tritt's "Anymore."
A cowboy ballad if there ever was one.
9. "Heaven" by Bryan Adams.
Only Worthington could make an '80s rock song more country than an actual country song.
8. "Anywhere with You" by Jake Owen.
We all know that a country song isn't anything without a love story.
7. "Have a Little Faith in Me" featuring Tess Boyer.
With the help of the recently eliminated Boyer, our little country boy truly connected with the chemistry behind the song.
6. "Don't Close Your Eyes" by Keith Whitley.
Obviously Worthington's best chance of getting picked up by a judge the second time around was by highlighting his country twang.
5. "Good Ol' Boys" by Waylon Jennings.
Worthington dedicated this country classic to his very own good ol' boys.
4. The Band Perry's "Chainsaw" with Audra McLaughlin, Kat Perkins, and Kristen Merlin.
Just check out these country lyrics:
We scratched our namesIn that oak tree'Cause I loved youAnd you loved meA jagged little heart so the whole town knew itCarved in the bark with an arrow through it
3. Travis Tritt's "Put Some Drive in Your Country" with Blake Shelton, Sisaundra Lewis, and Audra McLaughlin.
Okay, so this song definitely gets some extra country bonus points because Shelton's in on the fun.
2. "Run" by George Strait.
For anyone that knows anything about country music, you can't go wrong with a classic Strait song.
1. "Hillbilly Deluxe" by Brooks and Dunn.
I'm pretty sure the title of the song says it all.
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