Hawaiian singer Ciana Pelekai joins Staff Legend on NBC’s ‘the Voice’
Hawaii residents can cheer considered one of their very own on NBC’s “The Voice” once more this season.
Ciana Pelekai, a 20-year-old former Waianae resident who now lives in Las Vegas, can be coached by a number of award-winning John Legend musicians for no less than the following spherical of the TV expertise competitors, which is in its twentieth season. Thunderstorm Artis and Joseph Soul, each from Hawaii, have been on the present for the previous two seasons, with Artis reaching the Season 18 finale.
In a blind audition aired tonight, Legend turned his chair for Pelekai simply seconds in his transferring intro to ‘Dance Monkey,’ successful by Australian pop artist Tones and I.
“You’ve got a chilly tone,” Legend stated. “You’ve got sense of rhythm and pocket. You’ve got attain. You’ve got charisma. “
Pelekai was additionally chosen by pop artist Nick Jonas, however Legend blocked him. Jonas later stated he hoped to steal Pelekai later within the season.
Shortly after his efficiency aired, Legend welcomed Pelekai to his staff on Twitter.
– John Legend (@johnlegend) March 9, 2021
Pelekai has been touring expertise reveals for a few years, showing on “America’s Acquired Expertise” at age 8 in 2009 and reaching the present’s quarterfinals in 2013. She can also be a veteran of the TV present. contest, profitable Miss Hawaii Teen America and the Nationwide Miss Teen America Crown in 2017.
She now lives in Las Vegas however, earlier than the pandemic, steadily returned to the islands. She appeared within the musical “A Timeless Princess” on the Mamiya Theater in 2019. She has launched two singles: “Bluff” in 2019 and “What’s Fallacious With Love” in 2020.
Watch Pelekai seem on this season of “The Voice” at 7 p.m. Mondays on NBC.
Observe her on Instagram at @officiallyciana.