Photo: THE VOICE: Monique Abbadie, Luke Edgemon Make Team Shakira Proud
On Monday, Team Shakira was well represented when Luke Edgemon and Monique Abbadie battled it out on The Voice stage.
Luke, a session singer and background vocalist, surprised the judges by hitting impressive notes. With his blend of pop and R&B the North Carolina proved to be the gem of Team Shakira.
Monique found success as a child singer, but has struggled to find that same success as an adult. The 20-year-old Florida Latina intrigued Shakira when she sang one of her songs during the blind auditions and stayed in her coach’s favor and won Monday’s battle against Luke.
After Monique and Luke wowed the coaches by singing Lady Gaga’s “You &and I” and brought the audience to their feet, Shakira announced she was making a strategic decision and believing Luke would be snatched up by one of the other coaches, she chose Monique.
Shakira was correct about Luke and he landed a spot on Team Blake.
Watch their powerful performance below.