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This Talented 'Voice' Singer Turned A Mic Stand Malfunction Into A Rock Star Moment

Talk about a mic drop.

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Tuesday night marked the second round of live playoffs on The Voice, and contestant WILKES gave a showstopping performance for Team Blake Shelton. The 33-year-old singer chose to perform "Don't Speak" by No Doubt, putting his own haunting spin on the '90s tune.


Of course, WILKES' coach Blake Shelton is dating Gwen Stefani, the lead singer of No Doubt. He called it a "great song choice." But that wasn't the only thing Shelton commented on after WILKES' performance. Toward the end of the song, the contestant suffered a slight equipment malfunction when his mic stand dropped. 

Instead of letting the unexpected moment slip him up, WILKES recovered like a pro, kneeling down to meet the mic and finish the song seamlessly. WILKES posted about the moment on Instagram, writing that it was unintentional. "The mic stand loosened up and down it went. It turned into a cool moment though that I'm very thankful for!" the singer explained. "I wish I could take credit for it … but I cannot. That was all God."

Shelton was also impressed. "I gotta say, that mic drop? The unintentional mic drop?" he said, according to Gold Derby. "First of all, I would have spent the next five minutes trying to figure out how [to] get down there. Being that low just to sing and react to it the way you did, you're a pro."

Check out WILKES' performance in the video below:


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