Cypress Ranch High School welcomed back The Voice phenom, 16-year-old Danielle Bradbery, with a pep rally Wednesday, after the last final exam. Fresh from her victorious top five finish in the voting polls Monday, Team Blake’s Danielle was “saved” by her fans Tuesday night, to make it into the elite group of talented musicians. Baylor songstress Holly Tucker was voted off Tuesday, leaving Danielle as the sole Texas Voice competitor.
The Cypress Ranch Mustang Band, cheerleaders, Classics drill team, Stampede Spirit Club, Theatre Arts, student body, faculty, and community celebrated Texas style with a packed gym, and an assortment of performances. Principal and Master of Ceremonies, Bob Hull, surprised Danielle by announcing that while she had expressed regret at not being able to sing for the District Champion Mustang Baseball team, she would be singing the national anthem that evening at the Astros game. Danielle’s chart-topping performance of Taylor Swift’s “Mean,” led to deafening applause, then generated more excitement when she asked her fans to join in. A tiny fan’s scream of “I love you, Danielle!” brought a giggle, a wave, and a thank you from the petite star.
Cypress Ranch put on an impressive show with their own version of The Voice, with Assistant Principal Dale Cowser (Adam Levine), Danielle (Shakira), J.R. Satchel (Usher), and Kip Prigeon (Blake Shelton), as the judges. Performances by Coaches Sam Whitley and Blake Besselman, and staff member Debbie Heiskell, brought rave reviews from judges and spectators alike. Besselman’s rendition of Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” made him the crowd favorite and winner of The Voice Cy Ranch. Danielle’s visit was taped by The Voice, with portions to be aired next week.
Contributed by Patricia Hudson