updated 10/08/2013 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/08/2013 AT 6:00 AM ET
In the final night of Season 5’s blind auditions, the coaches picked the last singers for their teams. And Green used his soulful charm on Tamara Chauniece, the daughter of two ministers who recorded her first gospel record at 11.
The 23-year-old Texan charmed both Green and Christina Aguilera with a lilting version of Beyonce’s “1 + 1.”
“Both my mom and dad are ministers. But I ended up a sinner,” Green confessed, seeking to win Chauniece over. “But it’s not too late for me, for you to save me.”
“I can,” she replied. “Come to Jesus.”
Green responded, “Jesus look good!”
Chauniece laughed it off and chose Green as her coach.
The burly country singer from Utica, N.Y., stepped onto the stage wearing a flashy belt buckle with his nickname, Big Sexy, and offered up a respectable version of the Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried” to round out Green’s team.
After failing to turn any chairs during his first audition in Season 4, Matt Cermanski took the coaches’ criticism to heart and returned with more determination this time around.