Imagine you’re on the stage of The Voice and you have to sing one of Shania Twain’s biggest hits in front of millions of people on live television. Add to that, the superstar herself will be seated right in front of you as you sing.
That’s exactly what happened to Lilli Passero Monday night (April 24) on The Voice during the Live Top 12 round when she performed Shania’s “Man, I Feel Like a Woman.” Shania was asked to be this week’s mentor to the remaining 12 finalists, following in the footsteps of fellow country artists Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks.
Coach Adam Levine decided that his team member, Lilli, should sing Shania’s song for the live round. But because Lilli fell ill during rehearsal, Adam and Shania had to share mentoring advice with the singer via FaceTime. Therefore, Lilli didn’t have the chance to run through her performance with Shania—leaving her only performance to take place during the live show.
Undeterred and feeling better, Lilli hit the stage dressed in a short black mini-dress and thigh-high black boots, reminiscent of Shania’s attire in the memorable, “Man, I Feel Like a Woman,” video. For the first time in The Voice history, a fifth coaches chair was added to the set, putting Shania front and center for the performances. No pressure Lilli.
“I think it was just awesome and a huge compliment to me,” Shania said after Lilli’s performance. “You really do have the sass. I’m just so happy that you’re better. It’s really fun to see it in person and its a huge compliment to hear it done so well.”
Check out Lilli’s performance of “Man, I Feel Like a Woman,” on The Voice.