If you tuned in to watch NBC’s “The Voice” earlier this week, you may have thought for a minute you were tuned in to a Gospel music channel, not the well-known singing contest.
During Monday night’s episode, contestant Kymberli Joye preformed the Christian track, “Break Every Chain,” proclaiming the name of Jesus over and over again.
“There is power in the name of Jesus,” she belted at the top of her lungs.
The 26-year-old from Windsor, Connecticut, preformed the song, which was chosen by fans for the show’s “fan night,” for millions of viewers watching at home.
Coaches Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson were both on their feet singing along, clearly touched by the stunning rendition.
“There’s an army rising up,” Joye sang. “To break every chain, to break every chain, to break every chain.
According to her bio on “The Voice” website, Joye is a worship leader and minister at her church in Connecticut, where her parents are also pastors.
“Kymberli was able to find her personality and artistry in her college Gospel choir,” her bio adds.
Since then, she has been working with Gospel singer JJ Hairston, and one of their albums was even nominated for a Grammy.
Not only did the judges appear touched by her performance, but according to the Facebook comments on the video, so were many others.
NBC’s “The Voice” shared the video to their Facebook page, with the caption, “She just took us to church!”
She just took us to church!
Posted by The Voice on Monday, November 26, 2018
The performance received a resounding applause on Facebook, with users commenting how much they were touched by Joye’s song.
“I’m sorry, that was not singing… she was SANGING! I felt every note, every word! I almost threw my dog at the TV,” wrote Facebook user Juan Bracero.
“Love that we can hear the name of Jesus being spoken on tv!” Jessica Duininck commented.
“I’m so glad that more artists are stepping out in faith and singing Christian songs!! Our society needs more of this!!” Holly Cook Dickens wrote.
The next night, when the results were broadcasted, host Carson Daly asked Joye what she hoped the audience would take away from her performance.
“I hope that my fans saw the true Kymberli Joye,” she said. “Gospel music is what I want to do with my career and so I’m so grateful that they picked that Gospel song for me.”