UPDATED: ‘The Voice’ competition entering new difficulty level for Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen

Addison Agen of Fort Wayne won a spot in the Top 20 contestants by winning her knockout round performance Oct. 30 on "The Voice." (Photo by Tyler Golden of NBC)

Editor’s note: We updated this story with information about a viewing party Tuesday night to watch “The Voice” in support of Addison Agen.

This week starts a whole new level of competition on “The Voice” for Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen.

The Concordia Lutheran High School junior has advanced through the blind auditions and battle and knockout rounds of the hit NBC vocal talent show. Now Addison and the 19 other remaining contestants must try to get through the current round of playoffs to make it into the Top 12, live TV portion of the competition.

The pre-recorded playoff shows are scheduled for 8-10 p.m. Monday, 8-9 p.m. Tuesday, and 9-10 p.m. Wednesday of this week. “The Voice” is broadcast locally on Fort Wayne’s NBC, Channel 21.2.

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Addison, 16, and other vocalists still in the competition will perform before celebrity coaches Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton, as well as the studio audience. Each coach also will have a chance to bring back an artist who lost in the battle or knockout rounds, NBC said on its media website for “The Voice.”

The four coaches then each must select three members of her or his team to go on to the live shows, the show schedule said.

Based on the information on the website, Hudson and Shelton will have to pick their finalists by the end of Monday’s show. Cyrus will name her finalists Tuesday, and Levine on Wednesday.

The live shows begin with the Top 12 finalists competing against each other 8-10 p.m. Nov. 20. Beginning with that show, viewers’ votes will decide who will stay on the show and who will go home.

Contestants will learn the viewer voting results of the Nov. 20 show during a broadcast at 8 p.m. Nov. 21, the show website said. Ten performers will be named safe, and the bottom two artists in the voting will have to compete for an Instant Save from viewers at the end of the show. The loser will go home.

That elimination process will continue until “The Voice” season finale, when one vocalist will be named winner.

Addison started the competition on Cyrus’ Team Miley. Both Cyrus and Levine turned around their chairs to try to select Addison during her blind audition. Addison chose Cyrus as her coach.

During the battle round, in what Cyrus described as one of the most difficult decisions she has ever had to make as a “The Voice” coach, she picked Karli Webster of Santa Clarita, Calif., over Addison.

Levine and Hudson then both pushed their buttons to “steal” Addison for their teams, and Addison decided to join Levine’s team.

During an interview Oct. 30 with News-Sentinel.com, Addison said Levine has been a great coach.

He pushes his team members to stretch to be their best, she said, but he is down-to-earth and extremely supportive of who they are as a music artist.


“The Voice” playoffs shows are scheduled for 8-10 p.m. Monday, 8-9 p.m. Tuesday, and 9-10 p.m. Wednesday of this week. The show is broadcast locally on Fort Wayne’s NBC, Channel 21.2.


There will be a “The Voice” viewing party in support of Addison Agen from 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at Come2go Ministries, 323 W. Baker St.

Students at her school, Concordia Lutheran High School, also will be allowed to wear their #TeamAddison T-shirts to school Tuesday instead of their school uniforms.