All four coaches on “The Voice” were so blown away Monday night by a 30-year-old performer from Houston, Texas, that they turned their iconic red chairs around to ask her to be on their team.
Desz performed the 1996 hit “Un-break My Heart” by Toni Braxton for her audition.
In the video that aired before her performance, Desz explained her mother discovered that she could sing at the age of 11.
Her mom passed away when she was young, and Desz’ first public performance was at her mother’s funeral.
“That moment was the hardest moment of my life, she explained. “Every time I sing, I sing for her. Because I know that’s what she wanted for me.”
Immediately, the judges were taken with her performance, dancing in their seats and singing along. Kelly Clarkson turned first and leaped to her feet to dance. John Legend turned next, followed by Gwen Stefani and finally country star Blake Shelton.
At the end of Desz’ performance, Clarkson couldn’t believe it.
“You just sang ‘Un-break My Heart’ on ‘The Voice’ and nailed it,” Clarkson said, shocked. “I don’t know what’s happening.”
After Legend noted the song is a difficult choice, Desz laughed.
“It’s not,” she said with a snort.
The show ended before Desz picked her coach for the season but in Tuesday's night episode of “The Voice," it was revealed she chose Team Kelly.
"Texas represent!" Legend joked.
Editor's Note: This story was originally published before Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice" had aired. It was updated to reflect Desz picked Clarkson as her coach.