Hanna Eyre from Laguna Niguel, California, is a 15-year-old piano teacher who has a dozen piano students. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she is also a contestant on season 12 of NBC’s The Voice. She is the third LDS teenager to audition this season, with 14-year-old Aaliyah Rose from Provo, Utah (heading to the battle rounds with Team Gwen), and 16-year-old Lauryn Judd from Draper, Utah (heading to the battle rounds with Team Alicia).
Her father is the one who signed her up for the audition, and during the taped interviews at her home, she wore her Young Womanhood Recognition Award of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During her blind audition, she performed a near perfect rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” resulting in three judges turning their chairs. Coach Adam Levine was the first to turn his chair. He was followed by Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.
Coach Adam compared her to Danielle Bradbery who won “The Voice” during season four with Blake Shelton as her coach. He further remarked, “The second I turned around, you started smiling and [you] kind of maybe a little bit forgot about the fact that you’re still singing. Then you really got it back together. By the end, I thought you were doing the best stuff you were doing the entire performance. You are miraculously talented. I am utterly blown away by what you do. Let’s do this.”
Reflecting on her own career starting out as a teenager, Stefani commented, “I clearly know what you want to do and I can share everything I’ve done with you. We can have so much fun together.” Shelton said that she has a unique voice. He said, “When you started singing, it almost sounded like a lullaby, but still all this range and all this power.”
With three judges bidding for her to choose one of them as her coach, she ultimately decided to go with Team Adam. He said, “For someone who is 15 years old to be that good, she’s gifted. It’s time to hone her craft.” She is now headed to the battle rounds.