'The Voice': Who is Hailey Mia? Shocked fans hope 13-year-old prodigy reaches finals
'Hailey has such a beautiful voice and especially at 13 like she killed that performance like I’m still shocked right now,' commented a fan
When the coaches first heard a female voice crooning to Tate McRae's 'You Broke Me First' during the blind auditions on 'The Voice' Season 21, they all agreed that the performer picked a good song. As the singer continued to impeccably sing in her beautiful voice, Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande turned their chairs at the last minute.
At the end of her performance when all the coaches turned their chairs, they were all shocked when they saw the voice behind the performance- a very young Hailey Mia standing on the stage. The coaches immediately asked her about her age, to which she replied that she was 13! John Legend and Blake Shelton were left speechless. They then revealed that they thought some 24-year-old woman was performing the song but never expected someone so young to be hitting such high notes.
Who is Hailey Mia on 'The Voice'?
Hailey is a 13-year-old from New Jersey who has waited a really long time to come on 'The Voice'. She explained to the coaches that she was eagerly waiting to turn 13 so that she could audition for the show. After quickly pointing out that she was the first one to turn her chair, Kelly began showering praises upon Hailey and her mother Gina. Kelly too shared that she never expected to see someone so young perform so wonderfully in the competiton.
Ariana too chimed in and said that she knew that it was a young performer but was pleasantly surprised to learn that Hailey was only 13. The coaches praised Hailey for her incredible grip on her vocals. Ariana then added that should Hailey decide o join Team Ariana then she would be happy to take her under her wing and help fine-tune her raw talent further. Blake too campaigned for Hailey to pick Ariana as her coach by pointing out how they both would hit legendary status on the show if they won. Hailey would be the youngest contestant to win the competition with a first-time coach Ariana which would make headlines everywhere. On the other hand, if she picked Kelly although their win would be great it wouldn't be as sensational as winning with Ariana.
Kelly was annoyed at Blake's unexpected support for Ariana and tried to pitch herself to Hailey by pointing out how nobody in her team sounded like her. Despite Kelly's best attempts at wooing Hailey into joining Team Kelly, the teenager eventually picked Team Ariana. Fans were pretty thrilled with Hailey's performance and they too were shocked on learning her age.
A fan tweeted, "Hailey has such a beautiful voice and especially at 13 like she killed that performance like I’m still shocked right now #TheVoice." Another fan wrote, "@arianagrande #VoiceBlinds Hailey was one of the best singer I have ever heard! 13 years old is so amazing!." "@NBCTheVoice omg Hailey mia is amazing and She is only 13!! #TheVoice," echoed a fan.
Hailey has such a beautiful voice and especially at 13 like she killed that performance like I’m still shocked right now #TheVoice— — zaria ! ✧₊˚. (@needynature) September 28, 2021
"@arianagrande #VoiceBlinds Hailey was a great grab! She may go to finals," shared a fan. Another fan expressed, "Omg literally chills watching Hailey mia #TheVoice." "Hailey Mia has that current pop sound ala Olivia Rodrigo. Such good stage presence and solid throughout her range. Gets 2 last-minute chairs. #TheVoice #VoiceBlinds," commented a fan.
'The Voice' Season 21 airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c on NBC.