13-Year-Old Wows Judges Singing ‘Meant To Be' On The Voice
FaithTap Staff 10/24/2018
If you are not familiar with NBC's singing competition called The Voice, here is the basic premise. Talented singers participate in "blind auditions." A panel of judges made up of famous singers, pick the best from the bunch, and provide valuable coaching. The chosen few then go on to compete each week for viewer votes until a winner is declared at the end of the season.
In many ways, it seems like any other singing competition, except one thing which really sets The Voice apart - Blind Auditions. During this early round, singers perform on stage in front of a live and TV audience. However, the judges' seats are turned so that they only hear the voice and can't see the singer.
If a judge likes the voice, they press a button which turns their chair around. This is the first time they get to see the singer. Pressing the button also signifies interest from the judge to be their coach. The judges then do their best to coach their cohort of singers and make sure that they last as long as possible in the competition.
The Voice recently aired their 2018 blind auditions for its 15th season. Celebrity judges/coaches included Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Kelsea Ballerini. With each year bringing even more talented singers, the judges are left blown away during one young girl's blind audition, but even more so when they turn around.
Reagan Strange took the stage in a bright green jumper and sang Bebe Rexha's "Meant to be." Adam Levine who was the first judge to press the button, was amazed, along with all other judges to find out that Reagan is only 13-years old. Levine described her singing as:
"There was an effortlessness to your power and your precision ... you can go all the way here."
Seeing Reagan's reaction it seemed like she was pretty much having the best day of her life. Same went for her family who was cheering from the sidelines with happy tears in their eyes. Needless to say Reagan did move forward in the competition with Levine as her coach to guide her along the way.