The story on The Voice last night wasn’t about Shakira (yet she was involved). The brightest performance of the night came via Havana, Cuba-born Mary Miranda. Before the teenaged Miranda took the stage she told her story—and boy was it a weeper. She came to Albuquerque from Cuba, she was teased in school and her dad lives in Barcelona. Her one reminder of him she wears -- a necklace he gave her.
Miranda, who already has a pop star-worthy name, then stormed the stage with a beautiful rendition of Selena’s classic, “Como La Flor.” All but one judge (Adam Levine) pressed their red button. They all plead their case—“I love the bachata,” Usher said. Ultimately, she ended up with Team Shakira. But let it be known: Mary Miranda has it all—the perfect name, great back story, the looks, and most importantly the talent.