Dunedin teen Nathalie Hernandez eliminated from NBC's singing competition The Voice
Despite how much the judges were impressed by her performance given her youth, 15-year-old Dunedin singer Nathalie Hernandez was still shown the door on NBC's hit singing competition The Voice, after losing one of the show's infamous "battle rounds."
Hernandez, who joined the team led by pop diva Christina Aguilera, sung the James Morrison song "You Give Me Something" competing against smooth, soul singer Aquile, a 24-year-old vocalist from Wyoming. Aguilera was shown encouraging Hernandez to show more confidence and play up her vocals' softer, quirky side.
"I'm like a big fish in a small pond in my hometown," Hernandez said on the show Tuesday. But Aquile's stronger vocals impressed Aguilera more, leading the singer to choose him to remain on her team; although remaining judges Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton (who took special time to congratulate her on how well she performed) were allowed to "steal" Hernandez in an new wrinkle on the show's rules, no one moved to retain her.
"I've done thing with my voice that I never thought I'd do," she told Aguilera before leaving. "I've learned so much; it's been amazing."