Blake Shelton has been with “The Voice” since it began 11 seasons ago and has coached the winning artist five times. And it looks like Lauren Duski could well bring him his sixth championship as she continues to dominate this 12th edition of the NBC hit show. On Monday’s episode, she sang seventh as she had for the last two weeks running.
This is proving to be a lucky slot for her as she once again stood out among the Top 10 artists with her version of Wynonna‘s’ “Tell Me Why,” a 1993 Top 5 country hit (watch her performance on the video above). Gwen Stefani enthused, “You just graduated to an uptempo song and you belted it out tonight.” And her coach was equally enthusiastic, dubbing her “the missing piece in country music right now.”
As per 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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