During Monday’s live episode of “The Voice” Season 15, soul singer Kennedy Holmes of Team Jennifer Hudson performed “Wind Beneath My Wings” for America’s votes. This week’s Top 13 theme was “Dedications,” so Kennedy announced that she was dedicating her performance to her parents, who mean everything to her. Do you think Kennedy will advance to next week’s Top 11? Watch “The Voice” live playoff video above and then make your predictions at Gold Derby.
“I can’t even begin to imagine what your mom and your dad both feel like,” JHud said as Kennedy’s parents watched from the sidelines. “I feel like they should speak. Seeing their baby up here shining like the star that you are and you were clearly born to be, it’s so beautiful to witness as your coach. I know you guys are so proud, as you should be. You’re just beautiful, in every way.”
At only 13 years old, Kennedy is the youngest contestant in the reality TV competition. She’s also the front-runner to win Season 15, based on the combined predictions of our readers. As of this writing Kennedy has leading 37/10 odds, far ahead of second-place contender Kirk Jay at 5/1 odds.
In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson had this to say about the live performance: “It’s time for our first look at Team Jennifer tonight, with Kennedy Holmes dedicating ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ by Bette Midler to her parents. I’m a bit nervous this song is a little mature for a 13-year old, but let’s see how this goes. Okay, I was wrong. Her tone alone in the opening verse is just magic. There’s ‘star’ written all over this girl. She seamlessly interchanged between her belting range and head voice and delivered some spectacular runs in between. This was her best performance of the competition and all four coaches are on their feet!”
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