This season of The Voice (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV TWO) has featured an impressive number of surprises for a show that’s in its 16th season. There was the first father and daughter duo trying out, the first trio to audition, and the first coach with an EGOT (hai John Legend). This season has also been packed with artists surprising viewers and the coaches by making unorthodox team choices, which has been keeping John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine on their toes and throwing our Fantasy Voice League for a loop. Song choices have thrilled us, no chair turns have infuriated us (more on that later), but by far the most memorable, shocking, surprising, did-that-just-happen moment came on Monday night when The Voice had their first, best, worst, and possibly last proposal all rolled into one.
The smooth vocal stylings of R&B singer Denton Arnell were strong enough to get John Legend to turn his chair for Denton’s cover of Drake’s “Just Hold On (We’re Going Home),” which was a double blessing for Denton. Not only did he become the newest member of Team Legend, but with a ring in his pocket, Denton’s dreams of using The Voice stage as the backdrop to propose to his girlfriend Tiffany could now come true.
Things started out strong, with Denton asking if he could bring his girlfriend on stage, which John allowed. Denton then springboarded off his acceptance on The Voice, saying to Legend, “Being that you gave me a yes, I wanted to see if Tiffany would give me a yes.” Well played. We were in.
John was in.
Denton and Tiffany were too in.
So far in.
One more time just to be sure what we just saw actually happened on national television.
Blake at least attempted to hold it together.
Kelly did not. We are all Kelly Clarkson.
We don’t want to start a conspiracy theory, but there’s no way this was Adam Levine’s actual reaction. Fake news.
You just know that Tiffany’s friends are watching this right and saying, ‘Mhhhmmm, that’s what happens when you put up with a guy that waits three years to propose. We told you.’ Tiffany, they told you.
You know what? Maybe the Jumbotron isn’t that bad.
Good call on confirming she said ‘yes.’ Maybe Denton should have also asked what day it was and who is the President of the United States.
Tiffany waited three years for a ring, and she had to endure a possible traumatic brain injury to get it. Don’t tell us women aren’t tough enough to run the world. Let’s hope she can parlay this into a free gown on an episode of Say Yes to The Dress.
The rest of the episode included lots of banter between the coaches, some strong auditions, a few heartfelt backstories, and of course some necessary (Y tho?) fighting between Blake and Adam, but all we could really focus on was the sweetest and most ridiculous proposal to ever grace The Voice stage.
Oh, and when all four coaches messed up beyond repair by not turning for Crystal Rose. What show are they watching? What are we missing here? Did everyone get a head bump from Denton at the beginning of the night?
NIGHT 5 OF BLIND AUDITIONS
Carter Lloyd Horne
Watch The Voice on Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET/MT on CTV TWO. Catch up with new episodes online the day after broadcast.