‘The Voice’ Contestant Gets Special Shoutout from a Huge Music Legend
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Before Pia Renee performed Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill’s “Turn Your Lights Down Low” this week on The Voice, she was floored that a music legend tweeted about her previous performance. Burt Bacharach, the songwriter and producer behind hundreds of the world’s biggest hits gave Pia a special shoutout on Twitter. It was enough to fuel another epic performance from the powerhouse vocalist tonight.
‘The Voice’ Contestant Pia Renee Receives Praise From a Huge Music Legend
Pia sang “What The World Needs Now Is Love” two weeks prior on The Voice. Bacharach composed the song in 1965 and it landed in the seventh spot on the US Hot 100 at the time. We have heard it reprised on so many talent shows but Pia’s rendition gave people something to talk about.
“Wow. Did you catch @iampiarenee’s rendition of ‘What The World Needs Now’ on @NBCTheVoice last night? Blown away! #TheVoice” Bacharach tweeted.
Bacharach mentored the very first season of American Idol in 2002. While he and Kelly Clarkson did not always agree on song choices, he is one of the many people who have helped launch her into the star that she is today. Now Clarkson is owning The Voice and mentoring contestants in a story that seriously comes full circle.
This week Pia did not disappoint singing a reggae classic that left everyone up on their feet. Her performance highlighted her ability to move around the stage and make it one big dance party. She also flexed her rapping skills in a performance that was one of the best highlights of the night.
“You do look like a star already,” Clarkson said after the performance.
Nick Jonas commented that he gets Lauryn Hill vibes from Pia and her music style. He feels like it was a performance worthy of every single award out there right now. It would not surprise us if Pia is out there winning Grammy’s in the future.
John Legend could not stop smiling throughout the performance and looked like a proud coach.
“Pia doesn’t fit in, she stands out. She has a look, tone and voice different from every major artist out right now,” Legend said.