Night 1 of the playoffs aired Monday night on “The Voice” Season 13, with 15-year-old singer Shi’Ann Jones performing Ariana Grande‘s “Tattooed Heart” for Team Jennifer Hudson. The performance impressed Hudson so much that she advanced Jones to the live shows on NBC’s reality TV program, along with Davon Fleming and Noah Mac. Watch Jones’s winning performance from “The Voice” playoffs above.
Our writer Denton Davidson live-blogged the episode, and as he noted, “Miley Cyrus loves the little squeaks in Shi’Ann’s voice and, of course, her power. Blake Shelton told Shi’Ann she is his favorite artist on any other team. Jennifer sees a star when she sees Shi’Ann and I agree with her. She’s one of the most exciting artists this season. She just needs more work and more time.”
Back in her blind audition, Jones performed “Drown in My Own Tears” and had two coaches turn their chairs around: Hudson and Shelton. The next time we saw Jones in the battle rounds, she and Stephan Marcellus sang “Oh! Darling” and Jones was declared the winner by her coach Hudson. In the knockouts Jones was paired up against Lucas Holliday, with Jones proving victorious thanks to her rendition of “Who’s Lovin’ You.”
Jones is 15 years old and currently resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Here’s the official NBC bio: “Shi’Ann is one of nine siblings, so it was always hard to stand out in her family. The big singer in her family was her father, Ricky. He was a gospel singer and would travel to different churches to sing. When she was little, Shi’Ann’s dad would teach her music scales. By the time she was four, she was singing around the house. At age seven, she started singing in church with her dad and eventually he set up a PA system in the living room where they would practice together trying to out-riff each other. When Shi’Ann was eight, her father signed her up for her first talent contest, and she started singing at all the soccer and football games in town. In 2015, with the help of her mom, Shi’Ann started to find ways to perform outside of Kentucky. They recorded a video of her performing the national anthem and sent it to every NBA team in the country. The Utah Jazz ended up calling her and she flew out to Utah to perform before a game. Even though she is only 15, she realizes she needs a show such as The Voice to finally make her dreams come true.”
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