Season 13 of “The Voice” on Monday began with a four-chair turn at the very beginning for Chris Weaver and ended the two hours with another for Brooke Simpson. The coaches for this fall season — Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton — couldn’t wait to hit their buttons and turn their chairs for the fiery singer as she took on the recent hit “Stone Cold” by Demi Lovato.
NBC’s Emmy-winning “The Voice” premiered Monday with the first blind auditions of Season 13. The reality TV program continues through battle rounds, knockouts, and live shows with an all-star live finale on December 19.
For the concluding performance (watch above), the four coaches immediately slammed their buttons and turned their chairs. In our ongoing live blog during the show, our contributing writer John Benutty said: “The fight for Brooke was by far the hardest fought by the judges. I think they sensed, as I do, that she’s going to be one of the top competitors this season and possibly the ONE to beat. The judge lucky enough to grab her for their team is… (drum roll)… Miley! Will we have another female coach winner? We just might!”
According to her NBC bio about the 26-year-old from North Carolina: “Brooke is a full-blooded Native American from the Haliwa-Saponi tribe. She grew up on tribal grounds with 4,000 Native Americans, including most of her family. Every year they have a powwow and celebrate their traditions just like their forefathers. She discovered her love of music at age seven when she started singing with her parents. They are full-time evangelists and would take trips every weekend in their RV to different churches to sing as a family, leading praise and worship. Brooke has been performing for many years and it’s gotten to the point where she has started to look for a plan B, so a lot is riding on this audition.”
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