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Wé McDonald Became The One To Beat With This Amazing 'Voice' Performance

The teen has a voice beyond her years.

The Voice is done with this season's battles and has moved on to the knockout rounds, in which two contestants from each team perform separate songs of their choosing, one after the other. For her team, coach Alicia Keys paired up two 17-year-olds, Wé McDonald and Courtnie Ramirez. Courtnie gave a strong performance of Beyoncé's "If I Were a Boy," but Wé came out on top with her take on "No More Drama" by Mary J. Blige.

The teen, who shared during her blind audition that she had been bullied, brought incredible emotion to the performance. She continues to display a talent beyond her years, with a deep, powerful voice you would never expect from just hearing her speak.

The coaches were blown away. Miley Cyrus, who had been cheering the teen on from her seat, told her, "Wé, it's incredible the growth you've had." Blake Shelton, meanwhile, expressed his jealousy — not of Alicia for having Wé on her team, but of Wé herself for her amazing voice. "Your talent, oh my gosh, it's ridiculous," he said. "Give me some of that!"

It feels safe to say Wé is the one to beat this season.


Watch Wé's full performance in the video below:


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