Abby Cates Wins Over “Voice” Coach Kelly Clarkson With Performance of “Because Of You” [Watch]

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While it’s probably a little too early in “The Voice” competition to be choosing favorites, Abby Cates is making her way to the top of my list— and Kelly Clarkson’s, too.

During the Knockout Rounds on “The Voice,” Abby Cates went up against her fellow #TeamKelly teammate Claire DeJean, who took on Shawn Mendes’ hit song, “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back.”

While her song choice was brave considering the range of Mendes’ voice compared to her own, Claire couldn’t beat out Abby Cates, who chose to sing one of Kelly Clarkson’s early hits, “Because Of You.”

As Abby sang, you could see Coach Kelly getting a little emotional, completely entranced by Abby’s voice. Ultimately, Kelly could only send one of the ladies to the next round— and she went with Abby Cates, a decision we don’t think she’ll regret.

 

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