It’s hard to listen to Carter Rubin and Larriah Jackson without marveling at how young they are.
Carter is 14, while Larriah is 15, making them some of the youngest contestants on “The Voice” this season. During their recent battle episode, both teens proved that age is just a number when it comes to talent!
Carter and Larriah are both on judge Gwen Stefani’s team. At the end of their musical duel, Stefani would have to choose just one of them to continue to the next round, so the stakes were high. Still, the teens decided to do a duet of “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor, a song judge John Legend had previously recorded.
Their performance was spot-on and highlighted each of their voices perfectly! By the time they finished, the judges were clearly blown away.
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“You both were just wonderful,” Legend said. “Usually I’m very judgy when it comes to songs that I recorded but I was thoroughly impressed with your take on the song.”
Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and Stefani all had words of praise for the duo, but it was Stefani who had to make the final decision to send either Larriah or Carter home.
“OK so this might take a minute,” she exclaimed. “Every second that goes by I keep changing my mind. Larriah was a one-chair turn, and then we get into rehearsals and Larriah blows us away.”
After some deliberation, she finally made her choice.
“Ultimately, Carter has a little bit more of a unique sound to his voice and a unique gift being so young and a male,” she said. “He has such a beautiful tone.”
But as Larriah made her exit, Stefani couldn’t bear to see her go. Standing up from her chair, the judge pushed her button over and over to save the young musician from elimination!
The only person who was more excited than Larriah about this turn of events was Carter! Backstage, the young man whooped for joy in a truly heartwarming moment of TV magic.
Watch their stunning duet in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story.
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