Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Voice 2017: FilAm teen rules the stage

 WaCalifornia teenager Anatalia Villaranda survives the 'Knockout Round' on The Voice.
FILIPINA/AMERICAN belter Anatalia Villaranda survived another round on The Voice reality competition.

“Anatalia, you surprised me again with this song choice. I think that’s great that you want to keep evolving and showing all sides of who you are,” her mentor Alicia Keys told the teenager.


Anatolia chose Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs" to sing in the Knockout Round. She went up against fellow teen Dawson Coyle, who chose to perform "Demons" by Imagine Dragons.
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Coaches Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton agreed with Keys, noting Villaranda's commanding stage presence during her performance.

“Anatalia, you have so much confidence and power. You were ruling the room. Wow,” said  Stefani.

After they both performed, Stefani said Coyle sounded like he was recording an album while Villaranda “ruled” the stage.

In the end, Anatolia's stage presence, which included shutting left and right, fist clenched to emphasize a lyric, gave her the edge.