Provo’s Aaliyah Rose advances to live performances on ‘The Voice’


The cowboy saved the day for Provo’s Aaliyah Rose on ‘The Voice’ Tuesday night.

The 14-year-old Provo singer went into the Knockout rounds of ‘The Voice’ on Team Gwen, but lost to 15-year-old Brennley Brown. Team coach Gwen Stefani was torn after the performances in choosing who would advance to the live program. In the end, she chose Brown to advance.

“I’m devastated,” Stefani commented after the teenagers’ performances. “I think, Brennely, you are like this unbelievable surprise I didn’t know that I was going to get. You impact people because of your spirit. It was incredible. Aaliyah, I think you could feel how much I love you. You’re so unique. I would listen to your records. I’m a fan of you. I think you did a great job tonight.”

However, Rose’s performance of Meghan Trainor’s hit, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” impressed Voice coach Blake Shelton.

“Aaliyah came out here and you just don’t sound like anybody else in the world,” Shelton said. “You have the slowest vibrato I have ever heard in my life. I feel like I could lob softballs in between her vibratos.”

After Stefani chose Brown, Shelton hit his button claiming Rose for his team, which makes Rose one of the 20 artists who will perform live for audience votes.

“I stole Aaliyah because she’s got this incredible presence,” Shelton said. “She’s got this old voice. To be only 14 years old, it’s just fascinating to me.”

Ironically, when Brown lost her Battle Round in the week previous week, Stefani stole Brown from Blake Shelton. Now Rose and Brown have officially switched spots.

“Gwen was such an amazing coach and I’m just looking forward to working with Blake,” Rose said after the performance on the show.

“The Voice” shows on Monday and Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. on NBC.


Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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