Artist Sa’Rayah had a tough go of things last week on “The Voice” with her loss to competitor Aaron Gibson in the battle round for coach Miley Cyrus. She was then stolen by coach Alicia Keys and came back with a vengeance for the knockout round on Monday. She impressed all four coaches and the studio audience by blowing the roof off with “Ain’t Nobody” by Chaka Khan and now moves forward to the Top 20 and live shows starting next Monday. Watch Sa’Rayah perform the tune above.
By belting out this tune, as pointed out in our episode recap by our writer Denton Davidson, she defeated a very strong contender in Michael Sanchez. He is now done with the 11th season of the NBC reality program. Will that prove to be a good decision or not? Will Sa’Rayah be able to conquer the rest of the 19 competitors and join the past 10 winners in this photo gallery.
Let’s take a look back at the season so far for Sa’Rayah and her background:
According to her official NBC bio, “Growing up, Sa’Rayah’s only outlet for music was at her church. She was forced to grow up quickly when her mother suffered from and overcame addiction. After only singing in church, Sa’Rayah was booked to sing for the “Night of Soul” event at a local venue in 2014. Sa’Rayah caught the attention of Richard Davis, founder of the local band Chicago Catz, who asked her to audition for the band. Sa’Rayah now performs at weddings and corporate events with the Chicago Catz and books solo performances when she can. She is currently going through a divorce and has moved back in with her parents with her two-year-old daughter, Nylah.”
Prior to this week’s knockout round, performances for the year by the Chicago native have been “Drown in My Own Tears” by Ray Charles (blind audition) and “I’ll Take Care of You” by Bobby Bland (battle round). That was the battle mentioned above in which she lost to Gibson before the steal brought her to Team Alicia.