Raquel Castro Bombs the Competition with Kesha’s ‘Blow’ on ‘The Voice’
Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton's teams went head to head on tonight's live broadcast episode of 'The Voice,' and it was up to the youngest competitor Raquel Castro to lead for Team Xtina. She set the other contestants up for a mega contest with a sparkling performance of Kesha's 'Blow.'
Castro took the stage at what seemed to be Los Angeles' strobe light central, surrounded by dancers sporting variations of white and grey while she rocked a shiny silver dress and heels. Even with no second takes to fall back on, the actress/aspiring singer was fearless and definitely didn't stand still. She danced across the stage while her backup crew dove into flips behind her, and remained smiley and youthful the entire time. Small as she may be, Castro's voice packs a punch, and there were no holds barred for this cracker jack.
When it came time to hear the judges' takes, Cee Lo relied on the audience. "There's no lying in live television, and that was wonderful. Everybody agrees, right?" he said, which, of course, led to an eruption of live studio cheering. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, with a look of awe on his face, told Castro, "I don't dance, but you're amazing. It's hard enough to sing let alone dance at the same time, so I have a lot of respect for that. I got tired looking at you."
Shelton didn't direct his construction at the young singer, but rather, at her coach, Aguilera. "Damn it. She is awesome," he said of her prodigy. Like a true proud mama, she looked at Castro and told her, "You did an amazing job. I couldn't be more proud of you. You had that attitude and you brought that sassiness in. You brought it here tonight."
That she did -- but tonight's competitors only represent half of the people still left in the game. Team Adam and Team Cee Lo will compete on next week's live episode of 'The Voice,' which airs on June 14.