Country music singer Blake Shelton found himself all the way to Canada just to be united with Canadian jazz-pop singer Michael Bublé. Shelton left his home in Oklahoma to pave way for a breathtaking duet of “Home” with Bublé, in dedication to the troops.
Before the two artists belted the piercing ballad, Shelton opened with the following words:
“Before we sing this, I know you’re very powerful, you’re Michael Bublé, and this is your special but if it’s okay with you, I wanna dedicate this song to all of our men and women in the military over there lookin’ out for us right now because they’re a long way home.”
In response, Bublé answered “absolutely,” paving the two to start their powerful performance. As expected, the two singers’ vocals impressed the viewers as it harmoniously blended. Their voices beautifully intertwined, producing a spot-on performance.
Bublé’s “Home” is not really a traditional Christmas song. However, with his and Shelton’s ingenuity, they changed some of the lyrics to go in tune with the holiday season. Their performance was meant to celebrate the occasion, at the same time, honor those in the military who are not with their families for the season.
Michael Bublé Home for the Holidays: Bublé’s 2012 Christmas Special
The duet was apart of Bublé’s 2012 Christmas special called Michael Bublé Home for the Holidays. It was in 2005 that the Canadian singer released his ballad hit, “Home,” off his album, It’s Time. Three years later, Shelton then took the chance at adopting the tune and releasing it as a country single. In no time, it went to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.
Check out the amazing rendition of “Home” (with a Christmas twist) as performed by Shelton and Bublé:
“Home:” A 2005 Hit of Michael Bublé
Released on March 28, 2005, “Home” was the second single of Bublé from his second studio album, It’s Time. It was penned by Bublé along with co-writers Alan Chang, and Amy Foster-Gillies.
The song centers on the male narrator who is separated from his lover. In the song, he expresses his desire and longing to return home and be with her.
On the other hand, “Home” did not just become a hit in the U.S. In fact, it went worldwide. It entered over 10 charts from 9 different countries. Also, it was certified Gold by FIMI in Italy and Platinum by RIAA in the United States.