If Lauren Duski wins “The Voice” championship on Tuesday, will she become a country superstar like Carrie Underwood did years ago on “American Idol”? That’s a strong possibility, especially after her impressive performance of the ballad “The Dance” on Monday’s live finale (watch her performance on the video above). Her coach Blake Shelton has already won five times, ahead of coach Adam Levine, who has been victorious on the reality program three times. Rival Alicia Keys is hoping to triumph for the first time.
In his rankings for Monday’s program, our writer Denton Davidson says the following about Lauren: “In choosing Garth Brooks’ ‘The Dance’ for Lauren in the finale, Blake proved why he is the smartest coach on ‘The Voice.’ It is a classic melody, a beautiful ballad, and there isn’t a viewer who hasn’t heard it. Lauren did the song justice; delivering in her simplistic style a song that will likely be #1 on iTunes by Tuesday morning. Well played Blake, well played.”
According to her NBC bio: “At a young age, Lauren entered many karaoke competitions, leading to several years of touring Michigan and performing classic country hits with JR Country Band. They opened for Lonestar, Randy Travis and Bill Anderson. After high school, Lauren shifted her focus from writing music to dental school. She met independent filmmaking couple Ann Gillis and husband Marvin, and they encouraged her to move to Nashville, taking Lauren under their wing. After Ann was diagnosed with ALS, Lauren felt the need to give back to her by becoming her full-time caretaker.”
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