Melanie Martinez Brings ‘Seven Nation Army’ to ‘The Voice’
Team Adamâs Melanie Martinez may be the youngest contestant on âThe Voice,â but her age doesnât make her any less of a contender. Tonight (Nov. 19), the 17-year-old performed âSeven Nation Armyâ by the White Stripes, further showing off her unique style and voice that have been propelling her along all season.
âBeing in the top 10 feels crazy,â she remarked, clearly stunned by the fact that sheâs made it this far. But both she and her coach realized that she needed to take that extra step to blow everyone away. âYou need to surprise people; the bomb needs to go off,â Levine urged during rehearsals. âGo crazy â leave it all out there.â
And okay, maybe a bomb didnât go off during her performance, but thereâs a lot to be said for a girl, a guitar and a powerful set of lungs. Decked out in a dress patterned with her own photography, Martinez had a clear vision and she went with it.
âIâm so glad to see you back playing an instrument again because I think thatâs an important part of who you are,â Blake Shelton said. âIf thereâs one artist left in this competition I wish I could work with, itâs you.â
Christina Aguileraâs response was much less enthusiastic â but letâs be honest, she hasnât been a huge fan of Martinez so far. âI do see yourself trying to push yourself a bit more with this one, but I still think you need to find your comfort zone with it,â she commented.
âThatâs one of the coolest things that has happened this season,â Cee Lo Green praised with a smile.
Levine rounded out the judges remarksâ with his own glowing opinion, reinforcing his position as her #1 fan. âIâm so proud you stayed strong and really wanted to make this happen, because it was an amazing rendition.”