Mia Boostrom is the 25-year-old wedding singer from Massachusetts on Adam Levine’s The Voice team. Mia brings a lot of experience to the show after making the semifinalists on America’s Got Talent when just 15. For her Voice Knockout Round, she sang the spiritual song “Wade in the Water” and won. For the Live Playoffs, Mia sings “Baby, I Love You” originally recorded by The Ronettes in 1963.
The notorious record producer Phil Spector produced the song after The Ronettes’ hit “Be My Baby.” “Baby, I Love You” is known as one of the Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time (#56 of 100 on Billboard’s list). When it came time to record the song, The Ronettes were already booked to appear on Dick Clark’s “Caravan of Stars” tour. Spector sent two of the Ronettes (Estelle Bennett and Nedra Talley) on the tour while he kept lead singer Ronnie Bennett in California to record “Baby, I Love You.” Spector got Darlene Love and Cher to complete the backing vocals. Cher later covered the song on her own (listen to audio below). Despite such illustrious stars having sung the song, Mia does not look or sound intimidated one bit. The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.
Big correction: Mia sang the “Baby I Love You” song that Aretha Franklin made famous, not the Ronettes song.