The Voice: Kelly Rowland stunned by singing trio’s demands
KELLY Rowland booted a singing trio off The Voice after they refused to sing anything but gospel songs.
The trio called He Planned Us stunned their coach as they began rehearsals for their performance in the Knockout round.
Rowland told the girls that she'd picked the Diana Ross song Ain't No Mountain High Enough for them to sing and asked if they were ready to give it a crack.
They looked at each other nervously before replying, "In a way".
"In a way?" asked the Destiny's Child star, "what does that mean?"
"We're called He Planned Us and it kind of just fits that we sings song about God," one of the girl's said in a piece to camera.
"We really, really, really always wanna sing straight gospel and that's the direction that we feel like we're called to," they told Rowland.
And the Voice coach's reaction was priceless.
Thinking on her feet, Rowland told He Planned Us that the lyrics of Ain't No Mountain High Enough are "basically God talking to us".
"Just look at the lyrics then let me know how you feel," she urged them.
The girls agreed and went on to sing the song during the knockout round.
But word of their song demands had clearly spread among the coaches.
"I feel like it was a really great song for you guys," Delta Goodrem told the trio after their performance.
Having to choose whether to advance the group to the next round or boot them from the comp, Rowland gave He Planned Us an early indication that their gospel only requirement had cost them.
"I will say in this industry you have to be flexible," she said.
"When we worked together I feel like some things I don't know if you're just ready for yet".
Having to pick her favourite between He Planned Us, Lewis Ciavarella and Gemma Lyon, Kelly Rowland picked the latter and sent the others packing.
Why are He Planned Us on #TheVoiceAU if they only want to sing one type of song. Have they not seen the show before? 🙄— Missie (@missiexox) May 21, 2017
If He Planned Us wanted to sing 'straight up gospel' this isn't the show for them #TheVoiceAU— Ms.Harmony (@_mazula_) May 21, 2017
It's not as if Kelly asked "He Planned Us" to sing Iron Maiden's "The Number of the Beast". #TheVoiceAu— Michael Byrnes (@MichaelByrnes) May 21, 2017
Way for He Planned Us to come across completely unlikeable #TheVoiceAU— Jonathan Brown (JB) (@JB_AU) May 21, 2017
why are some people so salty that he planned us preferably wanted to sing gospel music lol chill #TheVoiceAU— leetah (@neverlandshawn) May 21, 2017
#TheVoiceAU / he planned us got knocked out sometimes morals are more important than a TV series god bless god be with you— Nathan Henry (@DJ_NATDOG) May 21, 2017
Let that be a life lesson to He Planned Us. Dial down the elitist attitude + listen to your boss. Learn. Never dictate to them #TheVoiceAU— Balletslipper (@balletslipper) May 21, 2017
After He Planned Us exited the stage, Boy George was blunt in his assessment of the trio, saying, "they are strict gospel singers and they wouldn't sing certain songs".
"For me that would be a nightmare. No way."