Written by Giavanna Foster
This week, NBC’s The Voice aired a new series of battle rounds. Hunter Plake and Jack Cassidy’s “Dancing on My Own” performance was one of the main highlights. Now, their cover is trending on iTunes and YouTube. Here’s the scoop:
Hunter Plake and Jack Cassidy battled as members of Alicia Keys’ team. Together, Hunter and Jack sang a touching rendition of Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own”. Their performance featured bright, colorful lighting and technical vocal runs. The video was published to YouTube on March 27, 2017. On March 28, 2017, it landed the #28 position on YouTube’s trending list. Now, this video has over 332,000 YouTube views.
Calum Scott also covered Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own”. After watching Hunter and Jack’s duet, he was genuinely impressed. He sent this tweet:
Hunter and Jack’s duet earned applause from the audience. All coaches praised the vocal skills of both singers after their performance. Gwen Stefani said that Jack’s voice is rich. She added that Hunter’s ability to express his emotion through singing is beautiful. Adam Levine picked Hunter as the overall winner because he believes that his voice “has one of those things that isn’t around enough”. Blake Shelton mentioned that both singers had impressive moments throughout the song. He implied that one of the coaches should steal the singer who loses this battle round.
Alicia Keys and Carson Daly agreed that Hunter and Jack are both incredible singers. Alicia added that both singers effortlessly showcased their signature styles. Then, Alicia named the winner of this battle round: Jack Cassidy.
After this, Carson Daly reminded the coaches that Hunter Plake is available to steal. With a double steal, Hunter Plake was saved from elimination. Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani pushed their “steal” button. Now, Hunter Plake is on Gwen Stefani’s team.
After Hunter Plake was stolen, Jack Cassidy expressed his support with this tweet:
Then, Hunter Plake expressed his support and excitement towards joining #TeamGwen with this tweet:
Best friends Hunter and Jack are trending on social media. Their “Dancing on My Own” cover is #10 on the iTunes pop charts. They join Shawn Mendes and Bruno Mars in the top 10 of the iTunes pop charts. Also, Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” is #11 on this chart. Hunter Plake tweeted to announce the news:
Jack Cassidy also tweeted to share this incredible news with his fans:
NBC’s The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c, or 5pm pacific time. Next week, The Voice advances to the knockout rounds.
We will post The Voice updates weekly. Stay tuned.