The song, in a way, very much fits Gilman’s life and dreams– sometimes, things don’t work out as planned, but you have to go for it anyway.
You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway
God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good
When I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway
You can pour your soul out singing
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
Yeah, sing it anyway
I sing, I dream, I love
Gilman was backed by a full band, but he could’ve sang this song with a trash can and it would’ve turned out pretty good. He ended the performance with an absolutely insane note that literally left Miley Cyrus confused.
“At this point in the competition, that’s not good for us, but it’s really good for you… As a coach, I’m flipping out. It just heightened what you already are, which is maybe the winner of ‘The Voice’,” she rambled.