A Top 11 singer captivates viewers with powerful Faith Hill cover on “The Voice” YouTube/The Voice
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California-based singer Keisha Renee has made it clear that she wants to go country, despite coming from a soul background. Now, it’s looking like fans wholeheartedly agree with her decision, because they picked a country song for her to perform on the Nov. 27 episode of “The Voice.”

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Yep, for the very first time viewers had a say in the song selection during the nerve-wracking Top 11 live show. They suggested that Keisha sing “It Matters to Me” by Faith Hill.

In rehearsals, Keisha happily said, “The fans picking this song made me realize that they want me to be this crossover country artist. So, it gave me a boost of confidence because it’s definitely what I want to do.”

And that boost of confidence certainly showed, because Keisha slayed her version of the slow ballad. Not only did she stun in a halter neck floral print gown, she also nailed all the high notes with her deep, soulful, velvety vocals.

“I think you’re going to see yourself very high up on the charts again this week,” coach Miley Cyrus raved. “I mean, I just think you’re such a refreshing voice to hear, because I just don’t hear enough Faith Hill nowadays. I’ve got to go home and blast that, because I just forgot how much I love that song. You put this new spin on it, and it was amazing.”

“First of all, I love you,” added Blake. “I love you, period. You just delivered a solid, solid country performance.”

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She sure did!

Keisha will find out whether or not she makes into the Top 10 when “The Voice” returns Nov. 28 on NBC.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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