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Meet Genesis Diaz of The Voice Season 14

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Genesis Diaz of The Voice Season 14 in the recording studio.

Genesis Diaz of The Voice Season 14 in the recording studio.

Contestants rumored to have successfully auditioned for Season 14 of The Voice include Latina singer Genesis Diaz.

The Voice returns Monday, Feb. 26, with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson as coaches and a new blind audition twist.

Check back then and throughout Season 14 for complete coverage on Voice Views. Meanwhile, here’s more about Genesis.

* Genesis was born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents, according to her Facebook bio. She typically performs as simply Genesis.

* In that same bio, she says her music is highly influenced by greats such as Aretha Franklin and Etta James “mixed with the modern sounds of Shakira, Natalia Jimenez, and Beyonce.”

* Being a Latina, she also sings in Spanish and if you head to one of her YouTube accounts, you can hear a wonderfully received rendition of Hoy Quiero Confesar from 2016.

* Genesis has been working with a “boutique record label” called Top Stop Music out of Delray Beach, Fla., and is one of five artists featured on the homepage of the label’s website.

* She performed as a representative of Top Stop at Billboard’s 2017 Latin Music Showcase in Miami. You can watch her cover of “Natural Woman” below.

* That’s the most recent video on her YouTube channel, but you can check out several more current covers on her Facebook page, including a version of Voice coach Alicia Key’s “Fallin'” and “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” the song Chloe Kohanski covered so successfully on Season 13.

* She also covers Adele’s “A Million Years Ago” and calls Adele her favorite singer. “She inspires me to do what I love and she inspires me to keep going on this journey that I call my biggest dream,” Genesis writes.

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