Sorelle is a trio from Lexington, Ohio, comprised of the Heichel sisters, Madi (21), Ana (20), and Bella (15). The sisters are competing in The Voice 2023. For their blind audition, they performed Queen’s Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy, earning chair turns from Blake Shelton and Chance the Rapper. Sorelle elected to join team Chance.
For the “knockout” round Sorelle sang The Jackson 5’s Blame It On The Boogie, which gave the sister the opportunity to show off dance moves they’ve been doing to the song since they were kids. Ana says they worked out the moves and would practice them every night. This video shows Sorelle’s dynamic performance in the playoff round on 1 May.
The acapella section, in the beginning, is from Good Feeling, a 2011 hit for Flo Rida. The group then switch into a high energy, soulful cover of Etta James’ classic song Something’s Got a Hold on Me. Their close, glittering harmonies and the doo-wop-influenced arrangement impressed the audience and had the three male judges on their feet. Coach Blake Shelton memorably commented, “This is cheating. It’s too perfect! I loved the individual moments that you guys all had”.
In the video, the other coaches pressurise Chance to select Sorelle to go through to the next round. Chance comments that their appearances have blown everybody away, before saying “Y’all killed it”. Well done Sorelle! As the Heichel sisters wait to compete in the semi-finals, we have the opportunity to catch up with their career before The Voice. The sisters have released several original singles starting with Ghosts (2021) followed by four further singles. Here is Sorelle with Just Like My Ex:
Posted on 2 December 2021, Just Like My Ex is the trio’s first official music. The sisters wrote the song with Khris Lorenz and Elli Moore and say that it is influenced by some of their favourite artists like “‘Avril, Alanis, and Blink 182”. Judging from the video, Sorelle have some tricks up their sleeves that they haven’t played on The Voice. Let’s hope they get the chance to reveal them.
Sorelle has its roots in performances by older sisters Madi and Ana. In 2012 the sisters queued for five hours to get the chance to sing the US National Anthem at the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball teams’ opening game of the season. They were selected from over 600 contestants. Thereafter they were hired to sing at parties and events.
At the age of 12, Ana met the Grammy-nominated songwriter, Kara DioGuardi, who advised her to start building an audience. The sisters started posting videos to Vine, where they gained a following. They upped their social media game when they posted a cover of Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass in 2014. Meghan noticed the cover, liked it, and reposted it. In this video, you can see why young Madi and Ana charmed Meghan:
By 2019 the sister’s TikTok posts were noticed by the casting producers of America’s Most Musical Family. The casting producers proposed that Bella join the group for the TV show, and the rest is history. After appearing on the show, Sorelle partnered with TikTok in an agreement that saw the trio broadcast live for an hour, 5 days a week. Now that Sorelle (which is Italian for sister) is on The Voice 2023, the Heichel sisters’ future looks brighter than ever. If you would like to see more from Sorelle, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel. You can also visit their official website for more information.