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Meghan Linsey sings ‘Amazing Grace’ on The Voice 2015 Top 6 (VIDEO)

Meghan Linsey sang “Amazing Grace” by James Taylor on The Voice 2015 Season 8 Top 6 on Monday, May 4 for Team Blake Shelton.

You know, I think Meghan actually could have gotten away with singing the entire song a cappella. It’s downright gorgeous, and has a timeless quality to it that exists independent of any style or location. That is, until the organ kicks in, then it mostly sounds like the hymn it was originally written to be. Come to think of it, it takes on a sad, funereal quality that isn’t as uplifting as it might have otherwise been. But the organ is so minimal that Meghan still retains an ethereal quality to this. It becomes downright holy once we get the choir backing her up on harmony (in fact, I’d much rather have had the choir playing the role of instrument, instead of the organ). But I really do think just having it a cappella or with simply choral backing would have made this downright legendary. Still, gorgeous either way.

But what did you think of Meghan Linsey tonight? Sound off in the comments!

Meghan Linsey sings 'Amazing Grace' on The Voice 2015 Top 6 (VIDEO)

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