Kelly Clarkson isn’t set to coach on NBC’s “The Voice” until next season. But her presence is certainly being heard ahead of time.

Eighteen-year-old Sophia Bollman of Jensen Beach, Florida, covered the first “American Idol” winner’s 2015 hit, “Invincible” during the blind auditions episode on Oct. 3.

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Sophia dedicated her performance to her brave and supportive mother, saying, “The reason why I relate to this song is because I never knew my father, and my mom is invincible.

“She has gone through so much in her life to support me, and allow me to be here,” she added.

When Sophia took the stage, she wore a flowing light pink top with glittery shorts and platform heels. Her hair was pulled together into a braided, topknot bun. Aside from her look, the R&B and pop vocalist showed range, and executed power on the high notes. Her rendition earned chair turns from coaches Miley Cyrus and Blake Shelton.

“I just want you to know that you have an incredible pop, soulful voice, and I was sitting there going, ‘Man, I know this isn’t my lane,’ but I have worked with artists like you before,” Blake commented. “You deserve to be in this competition. So, I hit my freaking button, because I think I could be a good coach for you.”

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“I do think you have an amazing voice,” Miley added. “You definitely had some moments that weren’t as strong, but I know you have a huge range. You’ve got so much freedom with your voice because you’ve got enough experience … I think you’ll grow a lot on this show, and I’d like to be a part of it.”

Even though Sophia made a comment that “Blake would be a cool dad,” she picked Miley as her coach. So, what did you think of her blind audition?

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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