VIDEO: Addison Agen joins Team Adam after a steal on ‘The Voice’
Concordia Lutheran High School junior Addison Agen now is on Team Adam on NBC’s “The Voice.”
The hit vocal talent show calls the current round of the vocal competition the “battle” rounds, and Addison, 16, and Karli Webster, 20, of Santa Clarita, Calif., delivered on Monday night.
The two young Team Miley members paired up in singing a slowed-down version of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” the pop hit made famous by Cyndi Lauper.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) October 24, 2017
Their coach, Miley Cyrus, described picking the winner as possibly the most difficult decision she has ever had to make as a coach on “The Voice.” In the end, she chose Webster.
But coaches Jennifer Hudson and Adam Levine both hit their buttons to steal Agen. The Fort Wayne resident chose Levine after listening to appeals from both coaches.
The program, which was pre-recorded, aired locally 8-10 p.m. Monday on Fort Wayne’s NBC, Channel 21.2.
Before Addison and Webster sang, the program gave a look at their preparation for the performance. Cyrus invited her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, to be the celebrity coach helping her prepare her team members for the battle round.
Miley Cyrus said she paired Addison and Webster because they sound similar. She and her father both were impressed after the young women ran through the song.
“You all should feel good because it is really amazing,” Miley Cyrus said.
She described Addison as having qualities of vocal sensation Adele.
“Addison’s engaged in the song, she’s engaged in the lyrics,” Cyrus said.
“Addison is like earth and valley, and Karli is like air,” she added.
After their battle round, Levine called the performance “amazing.”
“Your voice is so thick and can do so many things,” Hudson told Addison.
After Cyrus selected Webster as the winner, Levine and Hudson hit their buttons to steal Addison and then made their cases for why she should pick one of them.
“I just love your voice,” Hudson said. “It can go so many places.”
“I want you to do the best work you possibly can do,” said Levine, adding he is passionate about helping her get where she wants to go in music.
In addition, Levine reminded Addison he also had turned around to try to pick her for his team during the blind audition phase of the show. Cyrus also turned her chair during the blind auditions, and Addison chose her as her coach.
“I’m so excited to work with Adam,” Addison said after picking Levine as her new coach. “I am so blessed.”
Addison now will advance to the show’s knockout rounds, where a coach picks two of his or her team members to go up against each other, with each contestant singing a separate song. The coach then selects a winner, who will advance to the playoff rounds, which are televised live.
ON THE AIR
“The Voice” is broadcast 8-10 p.m. Mondays and 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays on Fort Wayne’s NBC, Channel 21.2.