Did you catch The Voice last night?
The tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma was very much on the minds of contestants and even one judge. Blake Shelton hails from Oklahoma, as does the contestant team Colton and Zach Swon.
Any other week, when Holly Tucker took the stage to sing the classic hymn “How Great Thou Art,” the overtly religious song choice might have seemed odd.
But with families tearing through rubble to find missing loved ones, the reminder of God’s faithfulness felt like what we needed.
Usher seemed taken aback at the overt public display of faith, but Shakira called her “an angel” and “heavenly” while Blake expressed gratitude.
Later in the show, host Carson Daly checked in with the Swon brothers, whose own background leans toward Gospel as well. “Oklahoma is a praying state,” one of them said. In an aggressively secular TV world, it’s good to be reminded.
What do you think?