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This 'Voice' Contestant's Audition Showed Her Heart Is As Big As Her Talent

Why she chose to sing "Scars to Your Beautiful."

We never get tired of hearing new takes on Alessia Cara's self-love anthem "Scars to Your Beautiful," whether it's performed on acoustic guitar like Grace VanderWaal, in the style of vintage soul music by Postmodern Jukebox, or on The Voice stage.

Last year, 17-year-old contestant Wé McDonald delivered a powerhouse performance of the song. During Monday night's blind auditions for the show's latest season, a new talent offered her own amazing cover. Missy Robertson, a 34-year-old from Sacramento, inspired coaches Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton to turn their chairs around at the last second.

It's should come as no surprise that Missy would choose to audition with a song that conveys such a heartfelt message, as she currently works to help people with disabilities find jobs. Alicia asked Missy why she chose the song, to which she replied, "Honestly, it was the message. To be able to stand, even for 90 seconds, and tell people that they're beautiful just the way they are, that's what I'm trying to do through my music."

In the end, Missy chose to join Alicia's team, a strong fit considering the coach's own message of self-acceptance, having last year announced her choice to go makeup-free both on television and in everyday life.

Check out Missy's full performance in the video below:

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