Joanna Serenko has had a tough journey on The Voice, most recently escaping elimination last week as the instant-save contestant.
Now, in the semifinals and on Team Blake, the 19-year-old stepped up to plate with a performance of the late Bill Withers‘ classic, “Lean on Me.”
Like last week, to follow precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic, Serenko performed the tune at home. The scenery fit perfectly with the loving, supportive tone of the song, as the singer was surrounded by lush woodlands and bohemian furniture.
After former coach Nick Jonas told Serenko that he “totally believes in the artist that [she] is,” Blake Shelton couldn’t help but dig the knife of losing such a talented contestant a little deeper. “Nick I hate to be such a stickler for detail, but I also said that was one of your all-time bonehead moves.”
On a more serious note, the country star told the contestant, “There’s a reason America saved you last week. Your voice literally floats like a butterfly. You’re so powerful. I love your artistry.”
Watch the whole performance below.