A little over a year ago, she posted a video of her version of Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold,” displaying great tone on the verses and powerhouse vocals on the chorus.
The description below the video tells the rest.
“Demi Lovato kicked me off X- Factor at 13 years old,” Sophia writes. “So when I heard this song I had to cover it. Here’s to you, Demi.”
A never-quit spirit like that deserves to be rewarded. And Sophia might find singing show redemption by landing a spot on Season 13 of The Voice. The banner on her Twitter account indicates she auditioned.
According to her bio, Sophia has been singing since age 6 and has a wide range of musical tastes, including blues, R&B, rock and country.
From Jensen Beach, Fla., she’s also worked with a nonprofit called Girls Against Abuse, described as a musical campaign to help women and youth recognize, resist and recover from abuse and mistreatment.
Sophia’s musical aspirations have also led to her involvement in a number of bands, including Fourth Glory, No Surrender and, most notably, Detour 91.
Detour 91, formed in 2012, describes itself on Facebook as a funk/rock/blues/soul band that plays covers and originals. They’ve opened for B.B. King, Leon Russell and Smash Mouth.
They also represented the Los Angeles Blues Society at the 30th International Blues Challenge in Memphis about three years ago.
Right now, they’re celebrating Sophia’s Voice audition on their Facebook page. Other members of the group include Kaylah Ivey, Aris Weathersby, Baltazar Montoya and Bailey Mason.
Sophia is now 19, six years removed from that X Factor experience, and if you’d like to get a sense of her talent there are plenty of covers on her YouTube channel and plenty of performances to check out on the Detour 91 YouTube page, including two I’ve embedded below.
“Singing my heart out and loving every minute of it,” she writes on YouTube.
The Voice has done it again, rounding up an impressive array of talent for Season 13. Keep checking back for more profiles of the contestants we’ll meet when the blind auditions begin Sept. 25 on NBC. And for complete coverage of The Voice once Season 13 begins.