It might really be a small world after all because one of the contestants on Season 12 of The Voice has a very famous and very cool friend cheering her on from the sidelines. Mind you, I think that The Voice's Lilli Passero, whose Playoffs song secured her a spot in the Top 12, is also very cool and will soon be very famous. There's no doubt about that, especially not after Tuesday night's final round of Playoffs competition.
But before the episode even began, one of Passero's close friends wished her good luck. That special someone was none other than Pretty Little Liars' Ian Harding a.k.a Ezra a.k.a. everyone's not-so-secret TV crush. Does this mean that Passero has a direct line to all of the most pressing PLL questions? If so, she needs to milk this friendship immediately and then somehow pass along those answers to us all.
It would appear that both Harding and Passero are alumni of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. While Harding apparently graduated in 2009 and Passero graduated in 2012, the two ostensibly were in the program at the same time and thus imaginably had a chance to bond. It must be so ridiculously exciting to be friends with both Harding and Passero, whose careers are respectively skyrocketing right now.
For her part, Passero absolutely killed it during her Playoffs round on Tuesday night. Singing Carole King's "It's Too Late," she left the audience totally enthralled. By the end, it was difficult not to cheer her on with full force. In rehearsals, coach Adam Levine repeated that he believed that Passero could win the whole competition and she noted that she felt pressure to live up to that endorsement.
That didn't seem to be a problem, though, because yet again Passero exceeded expectations. It must have been the extra boost of good luck from Harding, right?