'The Voice': Xenia's 'Break Even' stirs Blake Shelton and Cee-Lo
One of our favorites was 16-year-old Xenia Martinez, a shy high school student venturing out into the spotlight for the first time. "I've always been the quiet girl," she says. "For a long time, not even my best friend knew that I loved to sing. I keep things to myself a lot, so I think if my school saw me it'd be like, 'Whoa, I didn't know she was a singer or she liked music.'"
She took the stage to sing The Script's song "Break Even." Her performance impressed Cee-Lo Green and Blake Shelton, so they turned their chairs around, indicating that they'd like to coach her into a music career.
And then the game was on.
"To me, there's something very special about your voice. There's a break in there that you use every once in a while. I think it's really cool," Blake said.
Cee-Lo added, "It's raspy, it's got a twang to it--"
"A country twang that I need to be able to craft," Blake interrupted.
"I consider myself country, too," Cee-Lo says. "I'm from Atlanta Georgia. You definitely have an old soul. You're younger than you sound, and that irony is very interesting."
Ultimately, Xenia joined Team Blake. One thing's for sure: we're Team Xenia.