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'The Voice' contestant performs a Kelly Clarkson song and her singing is amazing

Rebelander Basilan
Nov 08, 2018
04:21 A.M.

Aspiring singer Abby Cates sang Kelly Clarkson’s hit song “Because Of You” on a recent episode of “The Voice,” and her performance was incredible.

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Cates, 17, from Cincinnati, Ohio, performed Clarkson’s iconic song in "The Voice" Knockouts recently. The young singer not only had the blessing of the award-winning songstress going into this but she also stunned her entirely with the performance.

Cates, who began choir in kindergarten and joined theater in the second grade, is a member of team Kelly, so Clarkson really picked this tune for the teenager to perform.

Clarkson even rearranged the song a bit for her. She also told Cates some of the back stories behind the lyrics.

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Follow us on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa, to learn more and scroll down to watch her performance in the video below.

Clarkson revealed, "I wrote it at 16, it literally just started as a poetry kind of thing because I just needed to get it out and my mom was like 'you are very angry about something, you should start writing.'"

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"I wanted this song to sound different when I was recording it because, when I was writing it, I had different intent," she continued. "Abby is singing this song how I wish I would have sang it in the beginning. I saw my mom break. You watch that and as a child you don't know how to help."

Source: YouTube/The Voice

Source: YouTube/The Voice

According to her, the lyrics that include, "Because of you, I never stray too far from the sidewalk / Because of you, I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt" were a reflection of experiencing childhood in a broken home.

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All through Cates' performance, it’s apparent that Clarkson is mesmerized with her vocal ability. She can't resist the urge to applaud and let out a loud "Yes" at the end.

Source: YouTube/The Voice

Source: YouTube/The Voice

Cates, who is currently a worship leader in her school, competed against Claire DeJean, who performed Shawn Mendes' "There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back."

While both young artists did a good job, Cates was unmistakably the most loved and appeared to have Clarkson holding back tears. It's not surprising that Clarkson chose to advance her to the live playoffs.

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