Monday night on NBC, 22-year-old Christiana Danielle sang Drake‘s “Hotline Bling” during the blind auditions of “The Voice” Season 14. The Fort Wayne, Indiana native brought her parents with her to her audition, and her mother stole the show by being a Christian rapper. Three coaches — Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine — turned her chairs around for Christiana, and she ultimately chose to be on Team Alicia. Can Christiana make it all the way to the Season 14 live shows? Watch “The Voice” blind audition performance video above.
“Christiana, you’re like stunning. It’s like the craziest thing ever,” said Alicia while fighting to get Christiana on her team. “I cannot even contain myself from the way that you make us feel. It is crazy. What you just did was so exciting for music. I feel like you just brought Ella Fitzgerald in with you through Drake. Like, Drake just got blessed! I can envision it. The canvass can be everything that we imagine it to be. I get you. I would love to be your coach. It would be a dream come true.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty declared, “Just a few notes in, Adam hits his button, but Kelly and Alicia let her get into the groove of the song before they, too, turn around. Only Blake fails to throw his hate into the ring for her. Kelly pleads for Christiana to give her a chance, thinking that she’s likely to go with Alicia instead. Adam, on the other hand, is more confident and tells her that she’s one of the best singers he’s ever heard. But after hearing all three coaches out, Christiana joined Team Alicia.”
Blind auditions continue on NBC for the first six episodes of “The Voice” Season 14. What do you think of this season and new coach Kelly Clarkson so far? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners.