Kayla Nevarez is still living her teenage dream of becoming a professional singer…
During one of Tuesday night’s battle rounds on NBC’s The Voice, Adam Levine pitted the 17-year-old Latina high school student against her more classically trained Team Adam mate Alessandra Guercio.
In a closely matched battle of teen sensations, Nevarez and Guercio performed Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake.”
Following their heated battle, Voice coach Blake Shelton complimented Nevarez on her voice and delivery.
“You have this really sweet sounding vibrato,” said Shelton. “And it’s cool when you do your runs ‘cause it just lays in there with what you do.”
Meanwhile, fellow coach Cee Lo Green called the soft sound of Nevarez’s voice “very endearing” and “precious,” but said he thought Guercio had won the battle.
But ultimately, it was Levin’s choice to make… And, the Maroon 5 front man declared Nevarez the winner, advancing her to the next round.