VIDEO: Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen delivers heartfelt solo to go with breezy duet on ‘The Voice’

Backed by an orchestra, Addison Agen, 16, of Fort Wayne sings Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" during her solo performance Monday night on "The Voice." The performance ranked No. 2 ont he iTunes Top 200 Songs chart as of noon today, which will give her bonus votes going into tonight's results show at 8 p.m. on NBC. (Photo by Tyler Golden/NBC)
Addison Agen, 16, of Fort Wayne, performs Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" as her solo song during Monday night's broadcast of "The Voice." (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC)
Addison Agen, left, of Fort Wayne, and Keisha Renee performed a duet Monday night on "The Voice." (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC)
Addison Agen, 16, of Fort Wayne, sings during her duet with Keisha Renee during Monday night's live broadcast of "The Voice." (Photo by Tyler Golden/NBC)
Addison Agen, left, of Fort Wayne, sings during her duet with Keisha Renee during the performance show Monday night on "The Voice." (Photo by Tyler Golden/NBC)

Taking the stage late in the “The Voice” performance show has worked well for Addison Agen in the past, so she’ll have to see if her luck continues.

If it was up to her celebrity coach, Adam Levine, it would be no contest.

“This girl, this girl is ‘The Voice,’ and she’s even beyond that,” Levine said after Addison, 16, performed a slowed-down rendition of Joni Mitchell’s folk hit “Both Sides Now.”

“I think you are one of the most special gifts I have ever had the pleasure of working with,” Levine added.

Addison, of Fort Wayne, didn’t perform until the last 40 minutes of Monday night’s two-hour show, which meant she had to perform twice in a short time span.

She opened the night at 9:20 p.m. with her mashup duet with fellow contestant Keisha Renee, and both seemed to enjoy performing together as they sang “Strong Enough,” by Sheryl Crow.

Sitting on stools on stage between two male musicians on acoustic guitars, the pair sang a slow but slightly bouncing duet about life and love.

“You can’t change the way I am, are you strong enough to be my man?” Addison sang on one of her featured moments in the duet.

The performance received an enthusiastic response from the crowd and a standing ovation from both Addison’s celebrity coach, Adam Levine, and Keisha Renee’s coach, Blake Shelton.

Addison, a junior at Concordia Lutheran High School and the youngest contestant left in the competition, then had to prepare for her solo performance, which came with about 9:45 p.m.

In taped comments from a rehearsal, Addison said she relates to Mitchell, who wrote “Both Sides Now” while she was young. In introducing Addison, show host Carson Daly said the song also reflects where Addison is right now in life.

After Addison ended with the heartfelt lyrics, “I really don’t know life at all,” Levine gave her a standing ovation and the audience cheered.

When asked for comment, Shelton said, “I am such a fan of yours.”

He said he also appreciated Addison for being the “flagship” for singer-songwriters and teen musicians.

Each of the Top 8 contestants had to sing a solo song and a mashup duet with one of the other contestants. The show alternated between solo performances and duets throughout the night.

As on past live broadcast shows, viewers will decide what singers stay and who goes home. During overnight voting, viewers can vote for both a contestant’s solo and duet performances to try to help their favorite vocalist make it through to the season finale.

The results will be announced on “The Voice” results show at 8 p.m. Tuesday on NBC, which is broadcast locally on Channel 21.2.

During tomorrow’s results show, the contestants receiving the three highest vote totals will be named safe and through to the season’s final shows Dec. 18-19. The two contestants with the fewest overnight votes will be sent home immediately, and the remaining contestants will have to compete for the Instant Save at the end of tomorrow’s results show that will send one of them to the finale.

The winner of this season of “The Voice” will be announced at the end of the Dec. 19 show.

VOTING CHANGES

The change in format for this week’s “The Voice” performance show also means changes in how you can vote for contestants.

Addison Agen and the other Top 8 contestants each will perform a solo song and a mashup duet with another contestant.

Based on the rules, it appears you can cast a combined total of at least 44 votes for one artist during the overnight voting period by using all available methods to vote for their solo performance and duet.

Here’s a breakdown:

SOLO PERFORMANCE

During the overnight voting period of Monday night into early Tuesday morning, you can vote for the solo song performance in the usual ways. See the link below under “HOW TO VOTE,” or for more information and links to vote, go to https://www.nbc.com/the-voice/exclusives/voice-methods.

Total solo performance votes include:

• “The Voice” smartphone app: up to 10 votes

• Online at www.nbc.com or via Facebook: up to 10 votes

• iTunes: 1 vote by downloading the song

• Apple Music: up to 10 votes by streaming the song 10 times

• Xfinity.com or X1 system: 1 vote

DUET PERFORMANCE

During the overnight voting period, you also can vote for an artist by voting for her or his duet performance using the following methods. Your vote(s) go equally to both artists in the duet:

• iTunes: 1 vote by downloading the song

• Apple Music: up to 10 votes by streaming the song 10 times

• Twitter: 1 vote by vote 8 p.m. Monday to noon Tuesday by sending a tweet with the hashtag containing the two artists’ first names in alphabetical order and the word “duet,” such as #AddisonKeishaDuet. The tweet vote won’t count if a contestant’s name is misspelled or the two names aren’t in alphabetical order, but the tweet can be all lower-case letters, as in #addisonkeishaduet.

If the duet performance makes it into the Top 10 on the iTunes 200 Songs chart, both contestants will receive five times the number of iTunes votes they actually received for that song.

In addition, any iTunes downloads or Apple Music streaming of a contestant’s “The Voice” performances made outside of the overnight voting window, but made now through 7 a.m. Dec. 19, will count toward the contestant’s cumulative vote total, if she or he makes it to this season’s final show Dec. 19.

HOW TO VOTE

Here’s a link to our story about voting rules and methods:

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THE ADDISON ARCHIVE

Here are our past stories about Addison Agen’s journey on “The Voice”:

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