Flanigan was the first member of his season to join Team Blake. After a performance of the Zac Brown Band's "Colder Weather
," Shelton praised the baritone singer for being a "once in a lifetime" vocalist.
Flanigan told Music Mayhem Magazine
of the experience: "My voice hasn't always been well received, I went into The Voice
with zero expectations. To have someone like Blake Shelton, who's not only one of the best singers, but someone who's seen, and coached as many voices as he has give a compliment like 'once in a lifetime' was really incredible. At that moment I was just grateful to be heading to the next round and joining his team. There was a lot riding on that performance for me."