'The Voice' Season 18: Allegra Miles sings Stevie Wonder's 'Overjoyed', earns Nick's praise but not from fans
She dedicated her Top 9 performance to her grandmother who she termed as the 'core of music' for her entire family
Allegra Miles from Team Nick Jonas chose to dedicate her Top 9 performance to the 'core of music' for her entire family - her grandmother. She mentioned that her grandmother has dementia but still remembers all the music from as early as the '50s.
Her coach Nick advised her to add some fun elements to this tribute because this is the last time that audiences might see her perform before the finale and the onus lies on them as artists to make the show feel as good as it would if it were to be shot from 'The Voice' stage.
This was fan week and Allegra's biggest fan, Aseda from California, introduced her performance tonight. She mentioned that Allegra is her favorite artist because "she's got such a great tone, everything she sings is incredible and she's only 17."
Allegra sang Stevie Wonder's hit single 'Overjoyed' from 1985 and she just flew through her performance with her effortless singing.
After her performance, John Legend mentioned, "The musical ability you showed, moving through the different modulations of the song, modifying the melody as you did, it shows so much maturity. You also have an amazing tone, that was an all-star performance. Very Very strong."
Her coach Nick too had a lot of good things to say about the performance. "I love that you just came out swinging. We are getting to that point in the competition, we are nearing the finish. You just came out and gave, I think one of your best performances on the show, and I am really proud of you," he stated.
Fans too loved her performance and took to Twitter to praise her. "@NBCTheVoice Allegra Miles is outstanding. Her depth has offered us the best performance tonight. Even with the raw live sound, she gets my vote," read a tweet.
While another fan mentioned, "WOW, Allegra Miles #[email protected] a gift. To sing Overjoyed is stunning."
"Allegra, what a great example your grandmother is of the power of music to transcend time and place. @NBCTheVoice" wrote another fan.
"@NBCTheVoice Allegra is both classic and indie. Love her voice," wrote another.
While there were some who didn't enjoy her performance as much as the coaches did.
"Allegra is one of the best vocalists this season; her cover of Chandelier was one of the best performances ever. This, however, was not her best performance; she sang the whole song in a key she was obviously not comfortable with and was sharp in many places, unfortunately," wrote a fan.
While another wrote, "@NBCTheVoice Allegra is boring to me. I don’t get it. Toneisha & Thunderstorm are the bomb!"