Harry Styles is so hot right now. Like, smoldering, earth-torching hot. The former One Direction singer had the top single on the planet last year with "As It Was," lifted from his hit third album Harry's House, which bagged Grammy Awards, Brit Awards and No. 1s, pretty much everywhere.
Oh, and he's currently playing stadiums across the globe, and starring in feature films. That kind of hot.
Laura Littleton captured a little bit of that heat when she stepped onto The Voice stage on Monday night (March 13) for the Blind Auditions. A native of Dickson, Tennessee, Littleton, a "country girl through and through," took that early solo Styles song "Sign Of The Times," added some country tones and immediately won the hearts of three judges.
When Kelly Clarkson used her block on country star Blake Shelton, it was game on.
As the performance wrapped, Clarkson praised the contestant's energy. "I feel like you match mine," she enthused. She also admitted she ought to have blocked Niall Horan instead, seeing as, you know, he played with Harry in 1D and, just maybe, Littleton is a Directioner.
Kelly lifted her sales pitch. "I feel like you're gonna attract people from different genres. You just have all these cool, like, connections vocally. I was like, 'this is like Dolly meets Florence and the Machine.'"
Horan took the mic and paid tribute to the "super unique" style of her voice, with its "natural shakes." And, yes, he was into her song choice.
Littleton had a big decision to make. Go country, or go with a member of 1D?
In the end, she chose Horan.