‘The Voice’ Star Mathai Could Be the Next Adele (VIDEO)

Mathai on 'The Voice'I feel sort of lame saying that I've found myself watching The Voice on the regular. At first, the whole premise behind the show just didn't excite me. But this season, every time I tune in, I'm seeing legitimate talent. Chilling, goose bump-giving talent. Talent like 18-year-old Mathai from Dallas.

On last night's episode of The Voice, Mathai sang Adele's "Rumour Has It" and nailed it. Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Cee Lo all turned around to see what was belting on the stage behind them, and were probably pretty pumped to see a hot young thing with legs for days.

This girl has such a unique voice with an airy, raspy quality to it that I love. Just wait 'til you hear her sing! She could totes be the next Adele. Or Madonna. Or any other artist who rocks and is cool enough to only go by their first name.

See her performance here:

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So good, right!?

Everything seems so effortless. Instead of coming onto the stage with some overly choreographed routine, she just stood up there and gave it all she had. Her runs seemed natural, her pitch was fantastic, and gosh darnit I wish my smile looked that good.

You know the craziest part? This girl was going to college and went against what her parents originally wanted for her (some sort of medical degree) to pursue her dream of a singing career. In other words, she almost didn't try out. My goosebumps get goosebumps when I see her folks so pumped up for her during her performance. Good for her. There's no doubting Mathai has some talent, and I can't wait to see what happens in the battle rounds.

Did you watch The Voice last night? Do you have a favorite yet?

 

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