A “Pure”-born expertise! 

This week’s Conflict of the Cowl Bands, airing tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 17, showcases the “Powerhouse Vocals” of Elisa Furr, a Celine Dion tribute artist, and Elaine Gibbs overlaying the music of Aretha Franklin.

An unique sneak peek at Elaine’s efficiency of the Queen of Soul’s “(You Make Me Really feel Like a) Pure Girl” proves that Elaine is the one to beat. “We’ve got quite a lot of legends,” Elaine explains earlier than taking the stage in costume as Aretha, “however she stands alone.” 

A life-long singer, Elaine has carried out in over 25 nations with a few of the largest names on this planet of R&B, pop and gospel music, together with Rod Stewart, Justin Timberlake and Bobby Womack. Now, as Elaine dons a bouffant wig and sequin pants, she totally embodies Aretha’s gravitas.

“She’s so good!” choose Meghan Trainor gushes, as Ester Dean and Adam Lambert clap alongside. 

By the top of Elaine’s efficiency, all three judges are standing up and dancing. 

“Elaine!” Meghan cries. “You make me sweat!” 

As Ester agrees, “Tonight, the theme is powerhouse vocals and you’ve got given us powerhouse vocals.”