Tuesday’s second episode of “The Voice” was only an hour but was a powerhouse of performances. Our writer John Benutty analyzes the six artists with his power rankings for these blind auditions. One of his favorites is Lilli Passero, a 26-year-old California native who took on “A Love of My Own.” He says: “Though she was worried about the old-fashioned vibe of her song choice, Passero really had no reason to be. I mean, wow. Passero moved through the song effortlessly, slowly building to something large and soulful at the end that resulted in a three-chair turn, with only Adam Levine failing to press his button. For the second night in a row, Alicia Keys fights off Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, ending the night showing the audience and the artist her own voice, sweeping Passero off her feet and on to her team.”
As one of the best artists in Season 12, here is her official NBC bio: “Lilli’s parents are the ultimate theater nerds, both having professional careers in musical theater. Lilli’s life was all about performing, acting and singing, and she went on to study acting at Carnegie Mellon University. She graduated and moved to Hollywood to pursue acting, going on many auditions and landing various guest spots, including on NBC’s ‘Go On.’ She currently works as a server but continues to audition and even had a starring role in ‘Cabaret,’ in which she received positive feedback on her voice.”
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