"The Voice" fall 2013 edition continued Dec. 9 on NBC with the top five performance show, featuring the vocal stylings of the remaining talented finalists. Cole Vosbury, who represents three-time champ Blake Shelton's final chance at winning the season five title, conflated the many sides of his musical personality with the Garth Brooks hit "Shameless."
When Vosbury met with Shelton and honorary coach CeeLo Green, both men praised him for improving over time and thriving in the competition. Shelton called "Shameless" a great song for his student to perform, noting that it has the country, rock and soul elements that make up Vosbury's musical background. Vosbury went a step further, calling it the "perfect" choice, and appreciated how the tune goes from "tender" to "passionate and intense." Shelton encouraged him to "go rock star," and noting the seriousness of the pending double elimination, Vosbury said he'd "go big or go home."
Vosbury began his live performed seated at a piano, playing as he sang. The performance featured several nicely stylized notes that made it differ from Brooks' well-known rendition. Although he didn't have much stage presence and looked a little lost when he stood near the conclusion of the performance, the vocals were solid.
Shelton rewarded him with a standing ovation. He called the performance "incredible" and and praised him for figuring out the kind of artist he should be moving into the future. Green called Vosbury's style "very special" and said he'd seen his "potential" ever since the blind auditions.
Watch "The Voice" fall 2013 season top five results show Dec. 10 on NBC to see if Vosbury secures a spot in the finals.