VIDEO: Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen called “an inspiration” after her ‘The Voice’ performance
Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen gave another moving performance Monday night on “The Voice,” prompting her celebrity coach, Adam Levine, to call her “an inspiration” to a whole generation of young women.
“You are just the pillar of class and dignity and soulfulness …,” Levine said after Addison, 16, sang the Sara Bareilles song, “She Used to be Mine.”
“I think you are one of the most special singers, not only in this competition but in this world,” Levine said.
Monday night was the first night of live performances this season on “The Voice,” which airs locally on Fort Wayne’s NBC, Channel 21.2.
Each of the Top 12 finalists sang a song they dedicated to someone who has had a major impact on their life. Addison dedicated her performance to her mother, Kristine Agen of Fort Wayne, saying she has raised six children while working as a music therapist and serving as a worship leader at church.
Wearing a deep red pants and top while hot air balloons floated by on the screens behind her, Addison delivered a heart-aching rendition of the song, which she said was about a woman who had her life all planned out and then sees it all turned around.
“I know you are going to be there at the end,” celebrity coach Miley Cyrus said afterward.
Saying she also started performing on the big stage at age 16, Cyrus, who was Addison’s first coach on “The Voice,” said, “I did not have the calmness and stillness you have now. … You are so focused and confident.”
While Levine gave her as standing ovation and Cyrus praised Addison’s performance, whether she makes it to the next round now depends on viewers’ votes.
Previously, during the show’s pre-recorded episodes, celebrity coaches decided who on their team advanced to the next round of the vocal talent competition.
The Top 12 performers will find out the viewer’s voting results during a “The Voice” show at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Ten performers will be named safe from elimination this week. The bottom two artists in the voting will have to compete for an Instant Save from viewers using Twitter at the end of the show. The loser goes home.
The show will follow a similar process each week until four finalists remain to sing original songs on the Dec. 18 show, with voting results and this fall’s “The Voice” winner revealed during the season finale Dec. 19.
There are several ways you can vote for Addison or your favorite competitors. You must be age 13 or older and live in the United States or Puerto Rico to vote.
Here’s a link to our story about voting rules and methods:
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Here are our past stories about Addison Agen’s journey on “The Voice”: