Last Updated on October 21, 2023 by SPN Editor
The captivating performance of JaRae Womack on The Voice left both coaches and viewers in awe on Monday. Her rendition of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” was a standout moment in Season 24’s Blind Auditions. However, JaRae’s musical talent is no surprise given her remarkable family background in the music industry.
Hailing from Florida and at 35 years young, JaRae Womack has music in her genes. She comes from a lineage of musical legends. Her grandfather, Cecil Womack, was a member of The Valentinos, a group championed by the legendary Sam Cooke.
Cecil also co-wrote Teddy Pendergrass’s hit, “Love T.K.O.” Meanwhile, JaRae’s uncle, the late Bobby Womack, was a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. With such an illustrious musical heritage, it’s safe to say that JaRae was destined for greatness in the music world.
During her Blind Audition, JaRae delivered a soulful and edgy performance, making the classic song her own. Her rendition of “Back to Black” earned her a four-chair turn from coaches Reba McEntire, John Legend, Gwen Stefani, and Niall Horan. Each coach was deeply moved by her performance.
Niall praised JaRae, assuring viewers that she has a “superpower” that allows her to be “very in tune with some very great artists” that are going to surprise us down the line, for sure.
Reba expressed how the song touched her soul, while Gwen commended JaRae for delivering a powerful and heartfelt rendition, emphasizing that music is all about connecting on an emotional level. John, in his usual heartfelt manner, commended JaRae for her soulful singing and her authentic and passionate delivery.
In the end, JaRae made the difficult decision of choosing a coach. Despite the warm welcome from Gwen, Niall, and John, she ultimately joined Team Legend, moved by John’s sincere pitch.
In addition to acknowledging her vocal talent, Legend commended JaRae Womack for her heartfelt and genuine emotional performance.
He stated, “Soul music transcends genres, and while I may not necessarily categorize you as a traditional soul singer, your performance exuded soulfulness. It’s a testament to the authenticity, truth, and passion you brought to the stage. I was truly moved by the drama and the raw energy you conveyed.”
While Reba McEntire might not have secured JaRae Womack for her team, she assured viewers that she has a unique talent for recognizing exceptional artists who will undoubtedly surprise us in the future.