Season 12 of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ is officially underway and the first round of blind auditions did not disappoint.
Gwen Stefani is back in the red coach’s chair along with Alicia Keys and long-time coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. By the end of the night each coach had secured two team members each, but one performance stood out above the rest for us.
25-year old Michigan native Lauren Duski was the second act to his the stage where she performed the Jewel hit “You Were Meant For Me.” Duski’s smooth sound earned her a chair turn from Adam Levine less than 20 seconds into her performance. Blake and Gwen followed suit which led to an epic battle between coaches to win over the singer.
In her pre-taped package, Duski said that she wanted to choose Gwen as her coach. But, after a last-minute change of heart, the singer went instead with Blake after he told her, “You’re somebody who clearly could win this thing.”
The country music hopeful is definitely someone to keep an eye on this season. She may be new to ‘The Voice’ but she has plenty of experience to back up her dream. According to her bio, she spent years touring her home state and opened for Lonestar, Randy Travis and Bill Anderson. She eventually gave up her music dreams to focus on becoming a dentist. It wasn’t until she graduated college that she met a couple who encouraged her to move to Nashville. After her stunning blind audition, we have no doubt that we’ll be hearing a lot more from Lauren Duski.
Watch Lauren’s blind audition below.