The Voice Contestants Get Engaged in Surprise Proposal, Shock Judges

Jubal Lee Young proposes to Amanda Preslar on The VoiceJubal Lee Young got down on one knee and proposed to Amanda Preslar during the blind auditions on The Voice. Credit: NBC

The Voice contestants Amanda Preslar and Jubal Lee Young made the judges’ and fan’s jaws drop on the Monday, September 28 episode of NBC reality singing competition.  The country couple made history as the show’s first-ever on-stage marriage proposal.

With celebrity judges Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton as witnesses,  Preslar and Young, a soulful singing duo from Tulsa, Oklahoma entered the blind auditions with the hopes of moving to the next round of the competition, and left happily engaged.

The couple’s rendition of The Eagles’ “Seven Bridges Road” impressed two of the four judges.  While Young sang and played the guitar and Preslar swayed and harmonized beside him, the crooners got Williams and Stefani to turn their chairs, effectively advancing the pair to the next round.

Williams gave a gentle critique and plead his case to have the couple join his team, followed by Stefani. “To hear the harmony, it was very seductive,” Stefani told the pair. “There was some kind of special energy in it as well. You could tell that you guys have something special.”

Kicking off the engagement sequence Stefani asked, “How long have you guys been performing together?”  Preslar replied, “Only 18 months.”

Shelton followed up and asked, “Are you married?”

“Not yet,” responded Preslar. “One day.”

To her surprise, Young then said “alright” and pulled a ring out of his pocket and got down on one knee to propose.

Amanda Preslar's engagement ring on The Voice

Jubal Lee Young presented Amanda Preslar with a gorgeous engagement ring on stage during The Voice.
Credit: NBC

The audience started to cheer, the judges were in shock (except for Williams who immediately gave a standing ovation), and the couple’s friends and family backstage went wild.

Preslar yelled, “Are you serious?”  Young replied, “I’m serious” and held out the ring for Preslar to accept.

After the two exchanged “I love yous,” and kisses, Young officially popped the question, and proudly slid the diamond engagement ring on Preslar’s finger after she said yes.

“I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time!” Preslar exclaimed.

After some giggling with Levine and Shelton about who should marry the couple, and a brief moment of discussion (and deep breaths to take everything in), the songbirds chose Williams as their singing coach and will move on to the next round as a newly engaged team.

After the show, the proud coach congratulated the bride and groom-to-be, tweeting, “I got my first duo AND they got engaged in front of our eyes. How is this real life?? #VoiceBlinds.”

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Kaitlin Jones
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