WATCH: Wendy Moten covers Dolly Parton with casts on both arms after spooky fall on ‘The Voice’

After a scary time on stage last week, Wendy Moten returned to The voice Monday evening (November 29) with a cover of a Dolly Parton classic.

Before Moten’s performance, she sat down for a virtual chat with her trainer, Blake Shelton. During their discussion about Zoom, Moten provided an update on her condition after stepping on stage.

“Look at me, I know it’s challenge week, but god damn it,” Moten, wearing a plaster on his arms, told Shelton. “My right elbow is broken, my left hand is fractured here at my wrist. So I fell hard enough. The show must continue.”

Shelton then explained to viewers why he asked Moten to sing Parton’s iconic hit, “Jolene”.

Wendy Moten; Trae Patton / NBC

“I gave Wendy ‘Jolene’ for challenge week,” Shelton explained. “Wendy probably sang in all genres, but she did it from a backing vocalist perspective. It’s a song that needs to be told in such a way that you soak up all the lyrics. “

Challenge week was sure to be a challenge for the injured 57-year-old Tennessee Powerhouse, who brought her an A game, singing a cover of the iconic Dolly Parton hit with plasters on both hands from the injuries that ‘she suffered after the “frightening” fall of last week.

The song was written only by Parton and was inspired by a redhead cashier who flirted with her husband, Carl Dean, soon after their wedding. Parton reportedly came up with the idea of ​​including Jolene’s name in the song after meeting a fan during a meeting at one of his concerts.

“Jolene” is one of Parton’s greatest hits and according to the legendary artist, it’s also her most cover song.

After a standing ovation for his stunning performance, Moten received praise from his trainer, Shelton, as well as John Legend and Kelly Clarkson,

“My Lord, Wendy, every week you are so perfect, so good in everything,” Legend said. “You showed another side of you, and I was just mesmerized. It was like religious to me. Just telling the story and putting us all under your spell all the time, it was wonderful.

“Coming out here like nothing had happened, and you’re perfectly fine and telling a story like that in such a sad way, it was so beautifully sad, which is like my favorite kind of music,” said added Clarkson. “Well done!”

“I like what John said about restraint because it’s such a classic country song, and we all know what you could have done with it, which would have been cool too,” Shelton said. “But the fact that you honored the original, and just put it down and let the story be what it is.” Shelton continued, “Amazing work, and by the way, America, I have never seen a better example of strength, persistence and fearlessness standing on this stage. Don’t lose sight of what you came here to do, which is to win this thing. We have to go to the final Wendy, come on!

The voice returns tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 30, at 8 / 7c on NBC.

Martin E. Berry