Ricky Braddy Has Gone from the Church to the Stage – The Voice Blind Auditions 2019
♪♪♪ ♪ All of these lines
across my face ♪ ♪ Tell you the story
of who I am ♪ ♪ So many stories
of where I’ve been ♪ ♪ And how I got
to where I am ♪ ♪ But these stories
don’t mean anything ♪ ♪ When you’ve got no one
to tell them to ♪ ♪ It’s true Ooh!
It’s about to get big!
♪ I was made for you I love this song.
[ Audience cheering ] ♪ I climbed
across the mountaintop ♪ ♪ I swam all across
the ocean blue ♪
[ Cheers and applause ] ♪ I crossed all the lines,
and I broke all the rules ♪ ♪ Baby, I broke them all
for you ♪
[ Cheering ] ♪ Because even when
I was flat broke ♪ ♪ You made me feel
like a million bucks ♪ ♪ Yes, you do ♪ And I was made for you ♪ Oh, yes, you do ♪ And I was made for you [ Cheers and applause ] [ Upbeat music plays ] [ Cheering ] -Hello!
Welcome to “The Voice.” What is your name, and where
are you from, my friend? I am Ricky Braddy. I’m 36 years old,
from North Carolina. I live in Nashville,
Come on! I really enjoyed
that performance, my friend. Thank you.
Your range was just
so exciting. What kind of music
do you like to do? I was raised in the church,
so I did a lot of gospel, a lot of Christian —
-Me too! -I go to church every Sunday.
-There you go! You sound like a gospel singer,
especially in the higher notes. It was like I felt
the Spirit. I feel like there’s so many
places you can go vocally. The most exciting part
about coaching is how we’re gonna take
the audience from here to here from round to round
and get you into the finale. I would love to do that. Awesome.
[ Cheers and applause ] I’m pretty sure you were
singing “I was meant for you” right to my face. [ Laughter ] Um… [ Laughter ]
…I’m right here. Hi, Blake. I think your voice
is incredible. There’s like a bit of
a theatrical side to you, which I love the drama,
and when I turned around and got to see you up there,
it was like this glorious moment of just like, “Ah,
I’m finally doing it,
and it feels so right.” Yeah.
And I only have one more space
on Team Gwen. Okay.
So this is a big deal
that I turned, and I would love
to have you. Oh, wow. Thank you, thank you.
[ Cheers and applause ] Do you have
theater background? Just mostly church. Man, you should do theater.
I was like — -I would love to.
-Christmas plays at the church? -You would slay, like, any role.
-Basically. Did all that. That’s an incredible
gift you have, and don’t let this
deter you. They all turned.
I’m being very picky.
Sure. Absolutely. But go ahead, Blake.
Thank you. Man, I moved to Nashville
in 1994, and I’m really plugged in
to the music scene. So plugged in that he lives
in Oklahoma, but, yes.
[ Laughter ] I got to say, man, when I heard
that Brandi Carlile song, it was like, “Please, Lord, help
this guy get through this song,” ’cause there
was no way. And then, of course,
when you got to the big stuff, it was like, “Wow.” And, having said that, I think
we should give Gwen the opportunity to keep looking
for more artists, you know? [ Laughter ]
‘Cause she’s only got
one spot left, you know, and — See, I’m very picky, too,
and I pick you for the last person on my team.
I don’t think she’s
that — that — She’s not that sold
on you. I mean, she’s just —
You can’t let —
I get it. So let’s just let her
keep shopping around. Please, Ricky! [ Cheers and applause ]
Ooh! Alright, Ricky, who are
you gonna pick as your coach? Alright, Ricky, who are you
gonna pick as your coach? I, uh…
[ Audience shouting ] [ Dramatic music plays ] Ricky! Come on! I’m going to have to go… ♪♪♪ …with my man Blake. Yes! Ricky!
[ Cheers and applause ]