Congratulations to recent Jeremiah Program graduate Ashley DuBose who has made it through the first round—”the blinds”—on “The Voice,” the blockbuster vocal competition show in its fifth season on NBC. During the televised episode on October 1, Ashley was selected by all four celebrity coaches: Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton.
The show’s format features four stages of competition: the blind auditions, the battle rounds, the knockouts and, finally, the live performance shows. During the blind auditions, the decisions from the musician coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks. The coaches hear the artists perform, but they don’t get to see them – thanks to rotating chairs. If a coach is impressed by the artist’s voice, she/he pushes a button to select the artist for her/his team. At this point, the coach’s chair will swivel so that he/she can face the artist he/she has selected. If more than one coach pushes his/her button, the power then shifts to the artists to choose which coach they want to work with. If no coach pushes his/her button, the artist is eliminated from the competition.
Ashley chose Adam Levine with whom she now will work with over the next few weeks before the battle rounds when the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience.
Watch Ashley’s performance of “Diamonds” here—and tune into “The Voice” to watch this remarkable young woman on her next adventure!