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The Voice 2018 Pryor Baird – Live Playoffs: “9 to 5”

January 28, 2020

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ -♪ Well, tumble outta bed
and stumble to the kitchen ♪ ♪ Pour myself
a shot of ambition ♪ ♪ Yawn and tryin’,
tryin’ to come to life ♪ ♪ Jump in the shower
and the blood starts pumpin’ ♪ ♪ Out on the street,
the traffic starts jumpin’ ♪ ♪ It’s folks like me
on the job from 9 to 5 ♪ Come on! ♪ Well, workin’ 9 to 5 ♪ ♪ What a way to make a livin’ ♪ ♪ Barely gettin’ by ♪ ♪ It’s all workin’
and no givin’ ♪ ♪ They just use your mind ♪ ♪ And you never
get the credit ♪ -♪ It’s enough to drive you
crazy if you let it ♪ -♪ Yeah ♪ Now let me
tell you somethin’. ♪ Well, they use your mind,
just let ’em shatter ♪ ♪ You’re just a step
on the boss man’s ladder ♪ ♪ But you got dreams,
you know you’re gonna stay ♪ ♪ You in the same boat
with a lotta your friends ♪ ♪ All with the ship,
for your ship to come in ♪ ♪ And all gonna change ♪ ♪ And it’s all gonna
roll your way ♪ ♪ Workin’ 9 to 5 ♪ ♪ What a way to make a livin’ ♪ ♪ Barely gettin’ by ♪ ♪ It’s all lovin’
and no givin’ ♪ ♪ You just use your mind ♪ ♪ And you never
get the credit ♪ ♪ It’s enough to drive you
crazy if you let it ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 ♪ ♪ Yeah, they got you
where they want you ♪ ♪ There’s a better life ♪ ♪ Oh, you dream about it,
and don’t you? ♪ -♪ It’s a rich man’s game ♪ -♪ Oh, no matter what
they say ♪ ♪ Spend your life
puttin’ money in his wallet ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 ♪ ♪ Y-e-e-eah ♪ [ Cheers and applause ]


  • Reply Jason Hawes April 18, 2018 at 2:06 am

    I've always liked his voice, but for me he can be so hit and miss. His blind audition and his battle was awesome. His knockout he overdid it in trying to sound like, well, Pryor Baird. Last night I liked him. Tonight he was hard to understand at times and while entertaining is important, seemed more focused on that one point than he needed to be.

  • Reply Yo Penis smell like pickles And cheese April 18, 2018 at 2:19 am

    Both him and Terrance better go home

  • Reply Joe Black April 18, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Great song choice. I would have rather heard one of the ladies sing this, but he did well.

  • Reply Destined4Disney 88 April 18, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Is anyone going to point out the fact he completely butchered the lyrics??? I mean repeatedly got them wrong… he was singing jibberish

  • Reply Terri Cunningham April 18, 2018 at 2:34 am

    I have wanted him to win since the blinds…he can belt out a song….

  • Reply tatikto April 18, 2018 at 2:37 am

    good! Fun song!!

  • Reply Nina G April 18, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Pryor would have been so famous in the 70s and 80s! too bad people's tastes suck nowadays

  • Reply MrSpeedo804 April 18, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Ridiculous song choice, constantly being sung it that high, growling pitch. Pryor needs to tone it down a little. His sound is getting old and annoying. Plus, he didn't know the words. I have a headache after listening to this.

  • Reply Nawang Lam April 18, 2018 at 2:54 am

    wow amazing

  • Reply What Alex April 18, 2018 at 2:59 am

    TBH… the four chair turns have really lost their momentum…

  • Reply Tim Inman April 18, 2018 at 3:07 am

    OMG !! FANTASTIC!!!! would love to hear this guy do a Ray Charles or Joe Cocker song? or maybe Louis Armstrong….what a wonderful world? lee greenwood god bless the USA maybe ?

  • Reply José Moura April 18, 2018 at 3:38 am

    I like this song… so cool, young man!

  • Reply guyluvsbeauty April 18, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Dude is crazy good! I like the rough treatment he gave this song.

  • Reply Albany April 18, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Going out of the comfort zone yeaaaaahhh🙆🔥🔥🔥

  • Reply Catherine Melnyk April 18, 2018 at 3:54 am

    I haven't heard very many covers of this song, but I've never heard a man sing it before. Not bad…

  • Reply rpaw April 18, 2018 at 3:54 am

    I hate this song for competition.smh smh smh horrible! Give him Leonard Skenard. Sheesh

  • Reply gasmasongs April 18, 2018 at 4:04 am

    Pryor, this song is just to old, man. Sounds the same with each song.

  • Reply Catherine Melnyk April 18, 2018 at 4:16 am

    This is just a general comment, not about Pryor Baird.
    I wish there was a much simpler vocal contest. An ordinary auditorium, with people seated. No screaming and yelling. A regular platform without bells and whistles. Simple songs; no "runs". It seems far easier to yell that to sing quietly because it's much harder to control vocals. I have an album of Celine Dion's (one of many) of her singing lullabye's. Her control is amazing. I realize she is one in several million, but I don't appreciate all the screaming in today's, what passes for music.

  • Reply Az Truth April 18, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Sorry, nope; not a good song choice for his register. He simply cannot carry the top end of the song by himself, (even), though he tried, straining the whole way. Why in the world he would choose a Dolly Parton song, (think of Her register), is beyond me. And if he really did choose this song himself, he's not ready to sing professionally.

  • Reply Erin Cronenwett April 18, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Maybe some Jerry Reed would be a good next choice

  • Reply Not You April 18, 2018 at 4:36 am

    Did he make it?
    He deserves I guess.

  • Reply Bobby Sunga April 18, 2018 at 4:57 am

    1. Wilkes
    2. Jackie
    3. Pryor
    4. Kelsea

  • Reply Sebastian St. April 18, 2018 at 5:05 am

    He did a good but… Ann Roberts version > all

  • Reply Katie Mantz April 18, 2018 at 5:11 am

    I’d have liked it a lot more if he wouldn’t have screwed up half of the lyrics. It kept taking me out of the song.

  • Reply Zessa April 18, 2018 at 5:19 am

    i will not hate if he wins the voice

  • Reply Adrian Hernandez April 18, 2018 at 5:44 am

    hes a one trick pony tbh

  • Reply Cathy Schall April 18, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Who is picking these songs for all of them? Horrible

  • Reply richard morabtio April 18, 2018 at 5:46 am

    The haters of something different are out in full force. The same ones that didn't like Chloe last season because her music was different and did not conform with what they like.Sometimes change is better than to conform with technopop or top 40.

  • Reply Dee Ca. April 18, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Dude stumbled everywhere. He won't pass after this.

  • Reply Gail Cullen April 18, 2018 at 6:36 am your growl…and energy…

  • Reply Ayushi Kapoor April 18, 2018 at 6:46 am

    He is SO goooood

  • Reply Mat April 18, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Miley? Have you suggested Blake to do this song?

  • Reply Mama Lipster April 18, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Joe Cocker and Ray Charles had a love child and his name is Pryor!!! Love his gravel smooth voice. Can't keep still when he has a mic in hand. Definitely in my top 3!

  • Reply TheRogueMage April 18, 2018 at 7:06 am

    I love this song and he did it well.

  • Reply Tirsha Smith April 18, 2018 at 7:07 am

    He got about 60% of the lyrics right lol

  • Reply The Original Emmylou Harris Facebook Group April 18, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Fantastic how to screw up a song by trying to put as many tones in a a sentecnce as you can , just to proove you can sing.. however it screws up the song completly….. Thats the differnece between someone who can use they voice and an artist.. A good artist know when and where to use Your voice… Just because you can sing doesnt mean you know whats the best for Your talent.. I hope they can see him for what he i and use his talent the right way…

  • Reply Funky' Furballs April 18, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Cruise gig…

  • Reply Musicc 9 April 18, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Can't decide between him or spensha. 😗🤔🤗

  • Reply Kira April 18, 2018 at 9:23 am

    that´s really cool !

  • Reply Keldemption April 18, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I'd say Pryor did a better job when coving I Was Wrong. Not sure if he's going to advance now.

  • Reply Dylan Sousa April 18, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Pryor did a Awesome job

  • Reply Zack Thoms April 18, 2018 at 11:27 am

    He's awesome, but not this song. Just no. Specially with his voice, UH NO.

  • Reply OddMentalities 000 April 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Pryor and WILKES should go through

  • Reply mutiara stephany April 18, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    I smell a winner 🎉🎉🎉

  • Reply TJ Tampa April 18, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Great job… never heard a guy do that song, well done.

  • Reply Jamie Lyons April 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    LOVE this GUY he sweats every performance LOL

  • Reply Lia Eu April 18, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Não tem o melhor, todos são bons.

  • Reply Elisabeth Eichen April 18, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    I can listen to this for a day

  • Reply Logan Eichen April 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    I can listen to this for a day strate

  • Reply kyle nicholson April 18, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Did anyone notice that he knew like none of the words tho..

  • Reply Jasmine P April 18, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    He's good but sounds exactly the same in every song… it seems his videos have the least amount of views but somehow he'll end up in the finals sigh

  • Reply Eric Bank April 18, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Huge gamble — but man, Oh man did he nail it!!! Pryor was working it — 9 to 5!!!

  • Reply Sudipta Barua April 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    he should be sing popular band song…i hope blake give popular band song…bcoz his voice suit though

  • Reply Jack Kidson April 18, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Sooooooooooooo can we talk about how he literally couln't say any of the words correctly?

  • Reply Alice Miroshnik April 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    MY #1!

  • Reply Bishan Raj Rai April 18, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Rooting for this guy.

  • Reply Snickel Fritz April 18, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Worst song pick for him ever very boring. This guy is great but he sings every song the same and sounds the same in every song. Theres no big range or over the top w him. I just get this bland vanilla vibe from him and I really want to like him but he just overall is not hitting the mark w what I would want in a Voice Champion or winner.

  • Reply The Walkin Dude April 18, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    The only Live Playoff performance so far this season that at some point wasn't flat and/or off key.

  • Reply Michael Davis Arnold April 18, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Reba and Dolly had better annunciation skills than this guy does. He is shouting so much

  • Reply Daisy _ April 18, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    I love it!

  • Reply Marsha Flores April 18, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    He didn't know the words to the song. At 0:39, he'd already messed up twice.

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  • Reply MrSpeedo804 April 19, 2018 at 1:52 am

    So you butcher a Dolly Parton song; put your own words in there because you forgot the lyrics; sing it in this constant high pitched, annoying growl and that's how you receive the most Twitter votes on your team???

  • Reply Doria Kawak April 19, 2018 at 2:44 am


  • Reply veridian rising April 19, 2018 at 3:22 am

    I love his rasp, I want to hear Pryor sing more

  • Reply efwin yudha April 19, 2018 at 3:55 am

    Seriously America??

  • Reply efwin yudha April 19, 2018 at 3:56 am

    he sounded like my drunk uncle in karaoke night

  • Reply Dee Ca. April 19, 2018 at 6:36 am

    I'm pissed he passed. He couldn't even get the lyrics right!

  • Reply a k April 19, 2018 at 7:07 am

    this boring man will go on and WILKES won't?!!

  • Reply 1sun1moon1 April 19, 2018 at 4:17 pm


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  • Reply L Justice April 19, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I hate this song and can't imagine why anyone would choose it as a live playoff song…..but I guess it worked for him. Not for me!

  • Reply jillian balcazar April 19, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Well, To be completely honest with all of you guys When Pryor sang ''9 To 5'' By Dolly Parton last night during The playoff's. OMG, I thought He did such Incredible & Unbelievable Job. Because, I felt like He was watching One of His rock concerts It was definitely Entertainment & I'm glad He decided to Put His own spin to It By making sound like His own version. So, In other words Yay, Congratulations again & He deserve to be In The top 12 That's for sure & Especially with This performance!!!

  • Reply Patti Burton April 20, 2018 at 4:28 am


  • Reply Gian LO April 20, 2018 at 5:29 am

    I'm looking for the artist that can sing this song

  • Reply Geo Faour April 20, 2018 at 6:54 am

    need a better songs i guess but i love him so much he's one of my favorites

  • Reply Holy Dragon April 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    It's so difficult to find that kind of voice nowadays

  • Reply The Voice April 20, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Forget “9 to 5”, America wants Pryor working overtime! He’s going straight to the Top 12!

  • Reply Raouf MORSI April 20, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    He is really special , he will win

  • Reply Nikki Branch April 21, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Ouch… hes got a great voice but this song is not right for him.

  • Reply stephieirene1 April 21, 2018 at 4:41 am

    I like Pryor a lot, and thought this song made him look really sexy, but he looked red and out of breath by the end. He should stop performing in suit coats, or work out more!

  • Reply Goldn Haze April 21, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    see this is the problem with some people, they are so greedy wanting more and better when in reality they just don't understand a good old rock voice when they hear one.

  • Reply Gydheone Wagner April 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Awesome as always!!!

  • Reply Emily Martin April 23, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Fun song selection !

  • Reply acha rumainum April 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Is too cool

  • Reply John Knouse April 23, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I have been reading the comments about Pryor Baird. This is his style, just like Chris Stapleton or Stevie Ray Vaughn. I personally like this genre of music. He is awesome. 9 to 5 was not a good song choice for him but he is rocking it and having a good time. He appears relaxed and is comfortable in front of an audience. He is long overdue his opportunity in the business. In my opinion he will get a record deal with or without the voice. If you don't like him then YOU can choose to vote for your favorite.

  • Reply gsailo April 24, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Wow just wow! My favourite perfomance so far

  • Reply Misty Celio April 25, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Dang!!! Hello Pryor you still got my attention

  • Reply DaveMP April 27, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Why is this guy still on the show? Not singing it’s yelling. America voters must be smoking pot!

  • Reply Martin Smith May 14, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Not a smart song choice 😴

  • Reply joeyparton11 May 17, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I'm sorry if your gonna sing Dolly please get the words right he can sing I will give him that…..

  • Reply Elisa Leoncini May 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    America was sleeping when they. needed to vote you into the finals. I voted for you from day 1. I'm sure Blake will help you.

  • Reply Gracelyn Hettinger June 29, 2018 at 2:40 am

    He's sucks my grandma wants me to listen to him every time we get in the car and I'm like really.

  • Reply Antonio Anton July 15, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Well, he jumbled the words, but his presence is so great they looked past that 😂😂

  • Reply The Justin Walker Show September 17, 2018 at 2:26 am

    Learn the lyrics before you take on a Dolly song

  • Reply Melissa Fanning December 25, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Most unique version I’ve I’ve ever heard. Breath of fresh air.

  • Reply AmericanPride1234 February 20, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Let’s keep this song to Dolly.


  • Reply POP DATA March 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Freelancersss where are u

  • Reply Kazumi Hikari July 5, 2019 at 3:35 am

    No offense, but listening to this……God, I'm gonna have Emily Ann's version of this on replay for hours just to redeem this song for me.

  • Reply Robin Justice December 31, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Give the man his guitar back

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