Coach Blake Shelton knows his country classics and knows even better when to assign them to his best contenders. For Monday’s Top 11 episode of “The Voice,” the five-time coaching champ selected the 1991 Billy Dean hit “Somewhere in My Broken Heart for Lauren Duski on his team (watch her performance below). Will Blake win yet again by defeating three-time winner Adam Levine, girlfriend Gwen Stefani, and rival coach Alicia Keys for this current spring season?
In his rankings for Monday’s program, our writer Denton Davidson says the following about Lauren: “I can’t stress enough that the tone of Lauren’s voice is what has always differentiated her from other contestants. The natural warmth and richness when she sings is something that can’t be learned, it just exists within her. This beautiful song was the perfect choice to put her talent on full display and put her right back in position as one of the artists to beat. I suspect iTunes sales will be Lauren’s friend this week.”
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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