VIDEO: Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen leaves celebrity coaches in awe on ‘The Voice’
Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen even had one of the competing celebrity coaches telling viewers to vote for her during Monday night’s live broadcast of “The Voice,” which featured performances by the show’s 11 remaining finalists.
Agen, 16, sang a soulful version of “A Case of You,” by folk singer Joni Mitchell.
“Great, great and you are beyond great,” coach Jennifer Hudson said after the performance. “You are gifted.”
Talking to viewers, Hudson, said one of the coaches’ jobs is to recognize talent, even when the performer isn’t on their team.
“You are going to vote, vote, vote for this girl,” Hudson said of Addison, who is on coach Adam Levine’s team.
“I can’t wait for you to be on a record,” she added, “so I can listen to it over and over and over again.”
Addison and the other performers will find out if their performances Monday night were good enough to stay in the competition when they appear on a live results show at 8 p.m. Tuesday. “The Voice” is broadcast locally on Fort Wayne’s NBC, Channel 21.2.
Levine noted her performance left the crowd “subdued,” but it was because they felt the full emotion of the song.
“I think this potentially is the winner of this show,” he added, saying Addison’s voice is one he has enjoyed more than any in a long time.
During a clip of their rehearsal for the song, Levine told Addison she was “born to sing this song.” Speaking about the emotion she pours into her performances, he also said, “Addison feels everything she does.”
In a post on Twitter over the weekend, Addison, who describes herself as an indie-folk music artist, said she was excited about singing the song fans picked for her, but she didn’t name the song.
For the first time on “The Voice,” viewers selected the song each contestant sang on Monday’s show. The suggestions came via the “Suggest a Song” button on “The Voice” smartphone application.
Beginning with last week’s first live show of the season and continuing through the finale Dec. 19, viewers also will select what contestants advance to the next week during the overnight voting period following the Monday night show. The voting results will be announced during the Tuesday night results show.
Tomorrow, host Carson Daly will announce the nine artists who have been saved by viewer voting. The bottom two then will perform, and viewers will have five minutes to decide the winner by using Twitter to vote for an Instant Save.
The results show also is scheduled to include a Team Adam group performance featuring Addison; Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5; and fellow Team Adam member Adam Cunningham.
HOW TO VOTE
Here’s a link to our story about voting rules and methods:
THE ADDISON ARCHIVE
Here are our past stories about Addison Agen’s journey on “The Voice”: