Kelly Clarkson Fights Back Tears When 14-Year-Old Hailey Mia Dedicates a Heartwarming Song to Her Coach

The Voice Season 21’s Top 13 live performances featured a Dedication Week theme, where each artist dedicated songs to important people in their lives. The contestants filled the evening with both emotional and upbeat tunes devoted to mothers, fathers, grandmothers, teachers, cousins, and sisters. While most of the singers honored a loved one back home, 14-year-old Hailey Mia performed a tune for someone else on The Voice — her coach, Kelly Clarkson. See the incredible performance below.

Hailey Mia performs on ‘The Voice’ Season 21 Episode 17 | Trae Patton/NBC

Hailey Mia’s journey to ‘The Voice’ included vision surgery

Before Hailey came to The Voice, she spent her time singing with her choir and performing in talent shows. Nothing has stopped the artist from following her musical dreams, not even partial vision loss. As NBC notes, at 8 years old, Hailey underwent corrective eye surgery to regain vision in her right eye. She faced a difficult recovery, but music helped her stay motivated. She taught herself to read music and play piano, preparing for the day she could audition for The Voice.

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