Filipino-American teen wows judges on 'The Voice' U.S.

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Anatalia Villaranda, a Filipino-American teenager from California drew rave reviews from celebrity judges in the latest season of 'The Voice' U.S.

(CNN Philippines) — A young Filipino-American is making waves after a standing ovation-worthy performance in a talent competition.

The latest season of The Voice, a singing contest in the United States, has Anatalia Villaranda, a 16-year-old Fil Am who impressed celebrity judges when she sang Bruno Mars' "Runaway Baby" during the blind auditions


Villaranda's official audition video has received over 428,000 views on Youtube and over 6.2 million views on Facebook.

The Facebook video is captioned: "This is one voice you won't forget."

Celebrity judges Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton were the first to turn around for Villaranda – a sign that they wanted her on their team for mentoring in the show.

But it didn't take long for the other two judges – Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine – to do the same.

Shelton said Villaranda's enthusiasm never waned during her high-energy perfomance.

He asked the Villaranda family to come on stage, calling them "amazing."

All four judges lobbied hard for Villaranda – with Levine saying that she has what it takes  to win the competition. But in the end, the young singer chose Keys.