UPDATED: Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen and other ‘The Voice’ contestants are scheduled to sing songs tonight chosen for them by viewers
Song choice would seem to be ever more important now for Addison Agen and the 10 remaining finalists on “The Voice.”
Now that the NBC vocal talent competition has moved into its live broadcast shows, where viewers decide what contestants advance to the next week, it would seem artists have to perform songs that showcase their talent as well as appeal to the mostly younger audience watching the show.
But for the first time in the show’s history, Agen, 16, of Fort Wayne, and the other contestants have to perform a song tonight chosen for them by viewers through the Suggest-a-Song feature on “The Voice” smartphone application. The broadcast takes place locally from 8 to 10 p.m. on Fort Wayne’s NBC, Channel 21.2.
Viewing parties supporting Addison are scheduled again at 8 p.m. at Come2Go Ministries, 323 W. Baker St.; the Allen County Public Library’s Tecumseh branch, 1411 E. State Blvd.; and Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits (CS3), 1915 S. Calhoun St. People who need help voting for their favorite “The Voice” contestants will receive it at the parties.
It will be interesting to see what fans pick for Agen to sing. The indie-folk musician has a voice that resonates with power and character. The Concordia Lutheran High School junior also prefers songs that emphasize the lyrics and tell a story.
But she’s excited about the selection.
“Just had rehearsal for Monday! I’m so beyond excited! I hope you guys r too bcuz you guys picked my song this week. Love you all,” she posted Saturday on her Twitter account, @AddisonAgen.
Along with getting ready to sing the song “The Voice” fans chose for her, Addison also may have to prepare to perform with her celebrity coach, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, and her surviving Team Adam member, Adam Cunningham. They are scheduled to present a team group performance during the live results show at 8 p.m. Tuesday on Channel 21.2.
On the results show, host Carson Daly also will announce the nine artists who have been saved by viewer voting. The bottom two then will perform before viewers decide which one stays in the competition by using Twitter to vote for an Instant Save.
The eliminations will culminate with this season’s winner announced during the Dec. 19 results show.
Addison was the first artist saved last week. She also was the only one of the Top 12 whose performance made it into the Top 10 on the iTunes music charts. That ranking for her performance of Sara Bareilles’ “She Used to be Mine” earned Addison a bonus of five times the number of iTunes votes she received.
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”: