The 18-year-old indie singer Belle Jewel from Provo, Utah, competed on Monday night in the live playoffs of The Voice. Vying for a spot in the final 12, Belle sang her heart out to Del Shannon's "Runaway," managing to both make it her own and impress her judge, Miley Cyrus.
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"I've never gotten to dig in that kind of library, in that genre, and play with these kinds of songs," Miley told Belle on The Voice. Miley commended her for the way that she performed "Runaway" and for her openness to the arrangement. "It was so yourself," she said.
Initially, Belle was on Team Alicia Keys, but Miley stole her in the knockout round. However, when it came down to Miley choosing one of her three remaining team members to move on to the top 12, she opted for another singer, and Belle was eliminated.
At the beginning of the episode, each of the four judges—Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, and Miley Cyrus—had five performers on their team, with 20 total performers on the show. By the end of the episode, however, each judge had to say goodbye to two members of their team, which narrowed the competition down to 12 singers total.
"Belle, you're the newest on my team," Miley said, "and I felt so lucky to get to work with you. . . . I've enjoyed working with you so much."
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Belle took to social media after the show to express her gratitude and positivity for the future.
Watch her perform Del Shannon's "Runaway" from Monday night's live playoffs on YouTube.