In 1980 Dolly Parton release the tune, “9 to 5” to go along with the film of the same name. Parton was nominated for an Oscar and won two GRAMMYs for the tune. It’s one of the biggest crossover hits in country music history. Over the last 35 years “9 to 5” have been covered many times in many ways, some impressive and some remarkably bad.
Pryor Baird‘s performance of “9 to 5” on “The Voice” was more of the latter. Not because he isn’t a talented performer, but because this song choice was just righteously wrong for him. In so many ways.
Baird misstepped more than once during the song and seemed to channeling Tina Turner versus, well– anyone else.