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Prepare To Be Blown Away By The Youngest Contestant Ever On 'The Voice'

Quizz Swanigan is just 13 years old.

The Voice lowered its minimum age from 15 to 13 this season, meaning last night's special episode introduced us to the show's youngest contestant ever — 13-year-old Quizz Swanigan. The Arkansas teen chose to sing The Jackson 5's "Who's Lovin' You," which, according to Yahoo, he first performed at his school when he was 6 years old. 

It's not hard to make comparisons between Quizz's voice and that of a young Michael Jackson, which is why it makes total sense that he was previously part of a Michael Jackson tribute show. Now he's taking that talent onto The Voice's big stage. Although it took nearly the whole performance, Quizz's blind audition inspired coaches Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani to spin their chairs around.

Instead of fighting over him, however, the women ended up complimenting each other. "I think back to when I first saw Alicia play at the House of Blues," Gwen recalled. "I think she was as small as you ... I was like, how is she so gifted?"

Quizz brought his family on stage in a sweet moment before making his decision. Even though he admitted that Gwen helped him spell "bananas" in her song "Hollaback Girl," the young singer chose to join Alicia's team.


Watch Quizz perform "Who's Lovin' You" in the video below:


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