The Voice contestant Allegra Miles may only be 16 years old, but as she sang Kings of Leon‘s “Use Somebody,” it was easy to tell her talent is way beyond her years.
That was the first thing coach Kelly Clarkson noticed, and the pop star turned her chair early in Miles’ audition. “I could tell you were really into the message, I was like, ‘Woah, someone so young could have that much depth. That’s so telling of your character and what you’re going to be like as an artist,” Clarkson noted, before the duo exchanged a sweet moment gushing over being fans of each other.
But the other coach who turned his chair around, Nick Jonas, was not ready to go down without a fight. When the 16-year-old mentioned that she comes from a musical family, Jonas grabbed onto their similarities by exclaiming, “A musical family? Interesting!”
They went on to discover that they both wrote their first songs when they were 12 years old, and Jonas guessed that the teen might be a Jonas Brothers fan, so he had the perfect anecdote to reel Miles in. “I don’t know if you know this, but I also wrote one of my first songs when I was 12. It’s a song called ‘S.O.S.'”
The reference to the Jonas Brothers’ smash hit seemed to be enough to sway Miles, who ultimately chose Nick as her coach for this season. Watch her whole audition below.