“The Voice” season eight artist Mia Z returned to the singing competition on Tuesday with a surprise in tow: a brand new music video for the song “Child,” The track was a collaboration between Mia and her “Voice” coach, Pharrell Williams, who was motivated to continue working with her following her elimination during the Top 12 round of the live playoffs. “I felt like I wanted to hear from her what she was feeling,” Williams told host Carson Daly during Tuesday night’s broadcast.
Mia Z – Child (Official Video) (2015)
“It was an honor working with Pharrell in the studio,” Mia added. The 15-year-old singer from Pittsburgh came to “The Voice” with a cover of B.B. King’s “The Thrill Is Gone” that turned two coaches’ chairs, those of Williams and Blake Shelton. She joined Team Pharrell, where she outlasted Ashley Morgan in a battle over ZZ Ward’s “Put The Gun Down.” She was then part of the show’s first ever three-way knockout round, when teammate Anthony Riley’s withdrawal from the competition for personal issues required Williams to match an uneven number of artists.
Her cover of Sam & Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Coming” earned her one of the two passes through that round, the other going to Sawyer Fredericks, who was announced as the winner of “The Voice” on Tuesday. She performed Eva Cassidy’s version of “Ain’t No Sunshine,” The Rolling Stones‘ “Miss You” and T-Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday” in the live playoffs before being eliminated. You can read our post-elimination interview with her here.
Since concluding her run on the show, she’s returned to touring. She and her band will be participating in the third annual Blues House Party at Bridgeville, PA’s 31 Sports Bar-Grille on June 14 as a featured act, according to her Facebook page. Future shows include July 10 at the Thunderbird Cafe in Pittsburgh; tickets for that performance are available through the venue’s website. You can get the single now on iTunes.