It’s official: Bostonian Mia Boostrom will perform live on “The Voice.”
Boostrom, 25, snagged a spot in the live playoffs after winning her knockout round during Monday night’s episode. Her performance brought her coach, Adam Levine, to his feet.
Boostrom, a Taunton native who sings at weddings and open mic nights in the Boston area, sang Eva Cassidy’s “Wade into the Water” and competed against teammate (and Berklee College of Music student) Jackie Foster. During a knockout round, an artist competes against a teammate while singing a separate song of his or her own choosing. Then the teammates’ coach — in this case, Levine — chooses the winner.
The other coaches this season are singers Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, and Blake Shelton. Keys “stole” Foster for her team, so she is in fact still on the show, too.
“Mia, I said you’re going to be the big surprise,” Levine told Boostrom after her performance. “And you’re having that moment right now.”
“No one ever believed in me, until Adam turned around and said, ‘I want you on my team,'” Boostrom said on Monday night’s episode. “It’s a dream come true.”
— Mia Boostrom (@miaboostrom) April 3, 2018
Levine was the only coach who turned for Boostrom during the blind auditions. Last month, she won the battle rounds, where singers on the same team face off against each other while performing the same song.
The live playoff rounds begin April 16.