7News speaks with 'Voice' contestant Melanie Martinez
UNDATED (WHDH) -- Melanie Martinez, the youngest performer left on “The Voice,” is moving on. She hit the right note with America by singing an emotional performance of “Too Close” Monday night.
Martinez sat down with 7’s Nancy Chen and told her what it takes to get to the top six in the contest.
Martinez is known just as much for her breathy, high voice as she is for her bows and two-toned hair.
“I actually go to a salon for it. It takes like two hours, but I got inspired off of Cruella de Vil from ‘101 Dalmations,’” Martinez said.
The self-described indie folk singer's rendition of "Toxic" grabbed the attention of three judges at her blind audition, and she's continued to wow with her unique soft singing style.
But as the days to the final show count down, the 17-year-old singer says it's getting harder to say goodbye to her fellow competitors all while the threat of going home herself looms.
“It's tough. Especially now, we're just really close. And I'm just trying to stay positive and keep doing what I can do,” said Martinez.
Still, she says no matter what, being on the show as well as on team Adam has been an amazing opportunity.
"I didn't really think that he would be giving such great advice,” Martinez said.
7’s Nancy Chen also asked Martinez about any pre-show rituals she might have. She said she doesn't really do anything special -- she just prays and hopes for the best.