The Voice season 18 Blind Auditions continue with returning coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. New coach Nick Jonas joins the panel. Carson Daly returns as host.
I’ll Never Love Again by Lady Gaga – 16 Atlanta GA – She’s originally for Connecticut. She posts cover videos on Youtube. Additionally, she goes to public school and attends her grandmother’s performing school. Her mother is sad Anaya lives so far away, but she believes sacrifice for her career is necessary.
Her voice is very mature. The coaches will be surprised by her age. The song feels too old for her, she could seem too pageanty if she sticks with big diva songs. Surprisingly, it’s taking the coaches a minute to turn. Finally both Kelly and Blake hit their buttons. John says the song took them on a journey.
She seemed a little nervous in the beginning, though. Nick says her performance gave them “all the feels” before advocating for Kelly. “I didn’t have your range at 16,” says Kelly, adding “Technique is my jam! You’re in my wheelhouse.” Blake calls Anaya “unbelievable.” He tries to find common ground with the young singer, but FAIL. Anaya Chooses Kelly!