VIDEO: Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen showcases her creativity, vocals on ‘The Voice’

Addison Agen of Fort Wayne sang her own version of Britney Spears' song, "Lucky," during performances Monday night on "The Voice." (Photo by Tyler Golden, NBC)

Addison Agen of Fort Wayne took a Britney Spears song and made it her own Monday night on “The Voice,” holding the crowd in her hand with a ballad-style version of the song “Lucky.”

There are a lot of good singers on the show this season, Addison’s celebrity coach, Adam Levine, said after the performance, which closed out Monday nights performances.

“I truly believe you are the best artist in this competition,” Levine added.

For Monday night’s live show, the Top 10 remaining vocalists were asked to pick and perform a song that inspired them as a singer.

Addison, 16, who describes herself as an indie-folk singer, chose Spear’s song about a movie star who seems to have it all but actually is lonely on the inside. During a taped segment before her performance, Addison said after being on “The Voice” and seeing all that goes on behind the scenes, she can relate to the song.

Levine at first seemed to wonder about the choice of a sad song, but he liked the creative approach Addison planned for performing it.

“It just shows the creativity, and you have to trust the artist,” he said.

Addison, a junior at Concordia Lutheran High School, performed last and all alone on a pedestal stage, but she showed no sign of nervousness. After she finished, Levine gave her a standing ovation.

Celebrity coach Miley Cyrus said Addison “hit a soft spot for me,” patting her heart. She said she loves the song and wanted to sing along, but it was hard because Addison made it her own.

Levine concluded his remarks after the performance by saying, “You are the real deal – you have arrived.”

He also described Addison as a class act and “one of the best singers I know.”

The night of strong performances by all contestants won’t make things easy for viewers, whose overnight voting will decide what performers will advance to the Top 8 finalists. Unlike past weeks, when one artist was sent home, this week two contestants must leave the show.

Addison and the other contestants will find out the results of viewer voting during the results show at 8 p.m. Tuesday, also on Fort Wayne’s NBC, Channel 21.2.

Next week will be even more challenging: The Top 8 will be cut to four.

The top three vote-getters will be saved, the contestants who finish with the two lowest vote totals will be eliminated immediately, and the middle three will have to fight for the Instant Save that keeps one of them on the show.

This season’s competition culminates with a finals performance show Dec. 18 and the results show – and crowning of a “The Voice” season winner – during a results show Dec. 19.


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

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