Alicia Keys was able to convince one of this season’s top artists to join her team on Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice.” Our writer Denton Davidson discusses the six artists with his power rankings for these blind auditions. Lauryn Judd is a 16-year-old Utah native who performed an acoustic version of the 1980s Cyndi Lauper pop hit “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” before getting three chairs to turn. He says: “The young indie artist has a voice so unique that Alicia thought there may be a duo on stage before she turned her chair. I generally take issue with indie artists who sing in obscure accents to make themselves sound interesting, but there was something different about Judd that simply made her seem refreshing. Although Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton also turned their chairs, Judd chose to join Alicia’s team.”
In considering this fun contestant for Season 12, here is her official NBC bio: “Growing up, Lauryn always wanted to be a Disney princess and fell in love with the song “A Whole New World.” She performed for the first time at age four and has since kept busy with dance, school choir and musical theater. She’s been a part of a music theater company since age 11 and focuses all of her energy on singing. “
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