We McDonald ‘God Bless The Child’ “The Voice” Video: Watch Top 10 Performance!
We McDonald performed Billie Holiday’s “God Bless The Child” during “The Voice” on Monday. Watch below!
As Gossip Cop has reported, McDonald has been one of the favorites of season 11. Only 17 years old, the aspiring star has consistently given confident, big-voiced performances. Last week, she was extremely current with Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain,” but now for the Top 10 show, she opted to perform a decades-old classic.
Holiday released the much-covered “God Bless The Child” back in 1942, and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1976. In rehearsals, McDonald now revealed that the music icon is “one of my favorite singers,” and admitted, “I’m nervous because I feel like I have to do her justice.” And, as she’s often insecure off-stage, the teen said she planned to “channel” some of coach Alicia Keys’ “swag.”
She did that and more come show time, even talking to the audience like it was her own concert, and going operatic towards the end of the performance. Host Carson Daly said the crowd was “enamored,” and noted McDonald received one of the “strongest” reactions of the night. An approving Keys also exclaimed, “There’s nobody like you! It’s just incredible to see you.” Check out the video below!