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The Voice 2013 Season 5 saw its fourth round of blind auditions last night, October 1, and America was introduced to the vocal stylings of 23-year-old single mom, Ashley Dubose. The singer took the stage and received a four-chair turn from the coaches, blowing them away with her rendition of Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” Cee Lo Green complimented the singer and told her that she met Rihanna’s vocal bar and surpassed it.

As Cee Lo talked, about the Rihanna’s “accomplished” vocals on the hit track, we were taken back to RiRi’s own performance of the song during The Voice Season 3 finale.



While we can’t deny that we do love the haunting sound of the original, we definitely have tons of love for Ashley’s take on the song, adding inflections where they seem fit, and stretching her vocals past what we’re used to hearing on the original track.
 


We totally enjoyed Ashley’s almost light sound on the otherwise dark tune.

What do you think — did Ashley sing “Diamonds” better than RiRi? Tell us your thoughts below!