Ex-Ann Arborite Michelle Chamuel wins over 'The Voice' judges on Monday
They liked it so much, in fact, that judges Adam Levine and Shakira pushed a button to indicate they wanted Chamuel for their team before the song's first chorus, and Usher followed.
"You were absolutely spectacular," said Shakira. "I loved your voice, I loved your stage presence. You were fierce. I see that rock chick inside of you."
Chamuel turned the tables and asked the three judges who wanted her what they would like to develop if they worked with her. When Usher asked her what genre of music she'd like to work in, Chamuel answered, "Alternative electronic pop," and in the end, despite a passionate campaign by Shakira, Chamuel chose Usher.
Chamuel reportedly now lives in the Boston area. Under its previous name, My Dear Disco, Ella Riot was for several years one of the leading local bands on the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti scene. The band went on hiatus in 2011.
Did she make the right choice? We'll have to keep watching to see.