Dia Frampton Delivers Her Unique Spin of Kanye’s ‘Heartless’ on ‘The Voice’
Singer/songwriter/novelist Dia Frampton took the stage for Team Blake Shelton tonight on a live episode of NBC's 'The Voice,' and her unique delivery of Kanye West's 'Heartless' may have shot his group of hopefuls into the lead position.
In rehearsals, Shelton told Frampton that he'd like to see her drop her nervous energy, and offered her the chance to play the piano -- like he had seen her do on YouTube -- on live television. She happily obliged, and the pair agreed on 'Heartless,' but we don't think anyone, the country judge included, expected the result she delivered.
'The Voice' stage was foggy, as NBC had the smoke machines working overtime and the lights set to a gloomy blue. But that didn't distract us from Frampton's unique performance of the typically upbeat track, which she turned into more of a singer/songwriter style in order to lend to her own skill set.
Her rendition was nothing short of captivating, and the audience and the judges (and us) loved it. In fact, Shelton gave her a standing ovation. "That was very interesting. I definitely wasn't expecting that from you," Christina Aguilera told her, adding that she finds Frampton to be sweet and cozy. "I enjoyed seeing that fighter in you, you should show more of that."
Cee Lo, an artist himself, gave her the ultimate props. "That's probably the greatest rendition of a song I've ever heard. Kanye would be proud," he said, before giving the mic to Adam Levine, who echoed the sentiment. "That was the most refreshing, unique thing I've seen on this show so far," Levine gushed -- and we agree.
"This is my favorite moment of the voice," Frampton's coach, Shelton, started. "Because for the first time, America has gotten to see Dia Frampton do what Dia Frampton does."
This is just the first live episode of 'The Voice,' and the second half of the competitors -- Team Adam and Team Cee Lo -- will take the same stage in a similar head to head on June 14.
Watch Dia Frampton Perform 'Heartless' on 'The Voice'