Lauren Duski Wows During ‘The Voice’ Season 12 Auditions With ‘You Were Meant for Me’ [Watch]
Country kicked off on Season 12 of The Voice on Monday night (Feb. 27). 25-year-old Lauren Duski of northern Michigan was the second performer of the night.
Singing "You Were Meant for Me" by Jewel for her blind audition, Duski delivered a sweet, soulful rendition of the song in a beautiful, Americana-style floor-length red dress, showing off her strong voice that sounded a lot like Jewel herself.
Duski got three chairs to turn, those being Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, with each coach heaping positive remarks onto the singer. Levine praised the performance, saying she "took it to a new place" with her sense of subtly, while Stefani commended the young singer for using every part of her voice and said she wants to see more of her personality shine through in future performances.
Though revealing prior to her audition that she hoped to work with Stefani as a way to "broaden my scope," the contestant ultimately chose Shelton as her coach, much to his excitement, with the country superstar saying she has the potential to earn a record deal. The admiration is mutual, with Duski saying "my heart and soul is in country music" and calling Shelton "the king of country."
Hailing from a family of dentists, Duski is the lone singer of the family and was inspired to sing after collaborating with a country band at a young age. She moved to Nashville in 2015 after graduating from college with a degree in bio psychology with the option of going to dental school or pursuing her dreams.
Season 12 of The Voice continues on NBC, airing Monday and Tuesday nights at 8PM EST.
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