Longmeadow’s Brynn Cartelli, a member of the top 12 on season 14 of “The Voice,” continues to draw praise from coach Kelly Clarkson.
“I am constantly just shocked by you,” Clarkson said, following Cartelli’s performance. “You have the craziest, like, eclectic taste in music, and you nail all of it. And that is a blessing, Brynn. And you are only 15. You just turned 15, dude. Like, that’s crazy. And it’s real. That’s what it is. It’s not planned. It’s real and it’s innate. And that’s why I think America loves you.”
Alicia Keys also voiced praise for the singer.
“You have this capacity about you that is just so from another planet and another era and another time,” Keys said, “and I’m just so interested in learning more about who you are and what makes you who you are.”
The 15-year-old, youngest among all remaining contestants, sang Patty Griffin’s “Up to the Mountain” during Monday night’s episode, earning her a four-judge standing ovation for her efforts. During the episode, Cartelli revealed that she was not always confident singing the song, thinking it to be “too big” for her.
It was Cartelli’s mother, who was watching from the crowd Monday night, that assured the singer that she could overcome her doubts.
Cartelli received the most votes of any artist on Clarkson’s team during the first live playoff show, last Monday.