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Alicia Keys Wasn't The Only 'Voice' Coach Impressed By This Contestant's Take On Her Song

"Your voice has such a power to it."

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It's a bold choice for a contestant on The Voice to perform one of the coaches' songs during their blind audition, but we've seen it happen several times. In fact, more than one singer has now auditioned with a rendition of Alicia Keys' iconic "If I Ain't Got You." 

In 2016, Lauren Diaz made it onto Keys' team with her version of the song — which Team Alicia singers Chris Blue and Vanessa Ferguson dueted the next year. On Monday night, contestant Hannah Goebel's cover of the hit might have earned her a spot on Keys' team, if it weren't for the show's new blocking feature.


Goebel's strong voice impressed all four coaches, including Kelly Clarkson, who was so determined to have the singer on her team that she blocked Keys from eligibility when she turned around. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton soon pressed their own buttons, as did Keys — technically earning Goebel a four-chair turn, even if she only had three choices.

"She's singing an Alicia Keys song. I have no chance unless I block her," Clarkson said to defend herself.

Even though she wasn't in the running, Keys made sure to praise Goebel's performance. "Your voice has such a power to it," she said. "And I really felt that, and I loved it."

Find out which coach Goebel chose below:


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