It was a battle of Team Other's classic singers tonight but only one could come out victorious. In a rather shocking turn of events, Mark Hood beat Siahna Im in The Voice Knockout Rounds securing a spot on Team Pharrell for the Live Playoffs. Hood charmed his way into the coaches' hearts with a smooth rendition of B.B. King's "Stand by Me," but Im was the one who stole the show. The pint-sized cutie belted her face off to Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black." Siahna Im is truly a one-of-a-kind artist that deserved to get her big break on this show.
There's just something about Im that's instantly captivating. One would think that her singing voice would mirror her talking voice — sweet, high-pitched and Disney princess-like. But when she opens her mouth to sing — wow. Im delivers a deep, powerful punch that the audience could never see coming. It's amazing to think that she's only 15. Though her voice definitely has room to improve, it is years ahead of where it should be and just goes to show how talented this girl is.
I was convinced Pharrell was going to choose Im over Hood. Sure, Hood is extremely talented, but he has more of a generic sound than Im. What shocked me more, though, was that no one stole Im. They showered her with compliments over how unique and incredible she was then sent her packing. She would be an asset to any team and could certainly win over at-home voters in the Live Playoffs. The good news is that, since she's so young, she still has time to make it on her own or re-audition for The Voice. With the right teacher, Im will be able to refine her sound and come out on top. Something tells me that this won't be the last we see of her.
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