Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara has never been interested in looking like everybody else. Labelled “nonconformist,” from the very beginning of her career, the Brampton native is known for sporting the same super-casual looks onstage that you see on her Instagram page. Picture lots of plaid and denim, with a streetwear-inspired edge—and #nomakeup on red carpets.
So when she appeared on the finale of The Voice on Tuesday (May 23) looking completely comfortable (and, might we add, cool) in a long t-shirt and roomy plaid pants for her performance of “Stay” with Zedd, fans didn’t flinch.
And while most viewers (both in the audience and at home) were much more focused on her killer performance than on anything wardrobe-related, amongst the tweets praising the singer was one user who decided to throw in his two cents about her look. “I’m glad Alessia Cara got dressed up for ‘The Voice’ finale,” he wrote. “She looks like she’s ready for bed. She looks God awful!”
The 20-year-old decided to stand up for herself and responded with the ultimate comeback. "It’s called the voice, not the outfit, David,” she quote-tweeted her reply. High five to Alessia for putting him in his place and steering the conversation back where it belongs: on her megawatt talent.