First and foremost, if you aren’t familiar with Patty Griffin’s insane voice and incredible catalog of music– that’s your first assignment. You’ve heard some of her cuts from the Dixie Chicks, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and others, but her solo albums will be a welcome addition to your collection of music.
Alisan Porter took Griffin’s “Let Him Fly” and dedicated to a former boyfriend who passed away. Just her rehearsal made coach Christina Aguilera cry.
Porter’s stripped-down version of song showcased her vocals and ability to lean into her emotions without letting them distract from the performance. When she was done Aguilera praised her vulnerability “I’m so proud of you for being courageous enough to show your vulnerability here on the stage tonight.”
Adam Levine was basically left speechless and could only say “I applaud you and I think it’s amazing” after Porter took a breath.
Here’s Griffin singing it too.