The voice is owned by a young woman who came all the way from El Paso, Texas to New York City to pursue the dream that thousands compete for on a daily basis. However, Elia Esparza was willing to try something diffrrent during the blind auditions to impress the judge's panel on "The Voice.

The blind aspect refers to the fact that each judge has their backs turned around and turn to face the performer to vie for them to join their respective teams while advancing in the competition.

Esparza, the Mexican-American singer who sang at kid's parties came out and sang Selena's hit "Como la Flor" in Spanish. It was a calculated risk but one that bore fruit as her powerful rendition of it left even Miley Cyrus applauding. Cyrus, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine turned their chairs. Alicia Keys did not but applauded the effort. Elia mentioned in her show bio that she is looking for a coach who can lead her in the right direction of being a Pop/R&B artist while maintaining her Mexican heritage in her songs.

The self-admitted nervous performer was determined to expose a never before witnessed aspect of her character. "I wanted to show a part of me that a lot of people don't know," Esparza admitted. "The chance to sing in front of four superstars was a once-in-a-lifetime thing."

You can be sure that the students of Americas High School did not have a clue. The four judges after spending time trying to pronounce her name correctly, three were trying to secure Elia for their teams and chose Adam Levine who was pleased to experience something refreshing. "Thank you for being different," Levine told Elia. 

Elia responded by choosing Team Levine. Esparza is focused woman. She was accepted to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, a school that only accepts 150 students a year. In addition she works gigs five days a week with her band while working as a clown or princess for children's themed parties.