As judge Adam Levine said when commenting on Bria Kelly’s performance Monday night: “O! M! G!
Because, truth be told, I have never heard anyone quite like this young lady.
The very fact that she can squeeze the juice out of a blues song and personify the angst and passion that accompanies this genre is strong testament to this young lady’s enormous, God-given talent.
And she exudes confidence and professionalism that defies her young age. Where does this come from? I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears when I heard her.
And then, just like that, I was saddened to think that American Idol missed an opportunity with this young lady. I am not sure of she ever auditioned for Idol, but, even so…
This is singular talent – the kind that gets viewers excited from the beginning of the season. And gets them to tune in week after week.
As Usher said after he heard her prolific performance of “Steamroller Blues”: “Ladies and Gentleman, we present The Voice“.
Bria has separated herself from the rest of the pack early on in this competition and she is in it for the long haul.
What a little spitfire! I love her to pieces! And beneath all that rasp and grit in her voice is a strong technical foundation – circular mouth, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxed jaw – the works!
In the end, Usher craftily snagged her for his Team, much to the chagrin of Adam, Blake and Shakira!
It was a wonderful evening of performances and all the singers were excellent. But Bria – she is a force!
What do you think everyone? Have a listen and then comment away.