LDS teen Hanna Eyre is headed to the live playoffs on NBC’s “The Voice” after winning her knockout round during the Monday, April 3, episode.
During this round, the singers pick a song to sing against another member of their coach’s team. As a part of Adam Levine's team, Hanna sang Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love," competing against Autumn Turner, who sang "Respect" by Aretha Franklin. Levine had stolen Turner from coach Alicia Keys' team during the battle rounds.
Before the competition, Hanna, 15, of Laguna Niguel, California, expressed concern about going up against an Aretha Franklin song.
"One of the things that makes me the most nervous about singing against Autumn is what a powerful presence she has when performing," she said on the show. "She's amazing. I really need to bring my best."
Hanna, who attends the Orange County School of the Arts, said that being on "The Voice" is the biggest thing she's ever done, but she said, "I can feel myself getting more confident with every performance."
Her coach, Levine, said he sees a lot of potential in Hanna. "If she keeps improving and she keeps getting better, the sky's the limit."
After Hanna and Turner's performances, coach Blake Shelton compared Hanna to a "transformer," because of what a big voice she has for being so young. Both he and coach Gwen Stefani recommended that Levine pick Hanna to win the knockout round.
"Hanna, you're 15, and we say this all the time, but it's miraculous that a 15-year-old girl gets up there and does that," Levine said, before selecting Hanna to win.
"I had to go with Hanna just because she's so young and has so much potential," he said. "Watch out. That girl is just going to continue to get better in front of our eyes."
Hanna got teary-eyed backstage after winning her knockout round.
"Just to have Adam Levine believe in me so much," she said. "I'm getting so emotional."
— Hanna Eyre (@hannaeyremusic) April 4, 2017
Levine was one of three coaches who turned their chairs for Hanna during the blind auditions, and Hanna picked Levine to be her coach.
In the live show playoffs, the top 20 artists perform and viewers vote to save two on each team and the coaches also select an artist. The top 12 then go to the live show finals. The winner receives a recording contract.
Still to perform is Aaliyah Rose, 14, of Provo, as part of Stefani's team.
The knockout rounds continue tonight on NBC.
LDS teen Hanna Eyre headed to the live playoffs on "The Voice"
Hanna Eyre performing "Bleeding Love" on "The Voice."