Newark, Delaware, singer Kelsea Johnson has advanced to the next round of NBC’s “The Voice.”
On Tuesday night’s episode of the singing competition show, Johnson, 22, beat contestant Jordyn Simone in the “battle” rounds to advance in the competition after singing “Don’t Let Go” by En Vogue.
During this round, each singer performs a duet with another contestant on their team, and their coach chooses one singer to advance.
Johnson’s coach, Alicia Keys, chose her to advance to the “knockout” rounds, where she will face off against a team member again, but this time with a solo of her choice.
Simone was “stolen” by Adam Levine to also advance in the competition.
During rehearsals, guest mentor Shawn Mendes said Johnson “needs to be a mega star.”
Johnson’s blind audition aired a few weeks ago. During the auditions, contestants perform while judges Keys, Levine, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson listen with their backs to them.
If the judges like what they hear, they turn around. If contestants get more than one chair turn, they choose their coach.
Contestants then go through several rounds of mentoring and competition before they qualify for the rounds where the general public votes contestants through.
The “knockout” rounds” will start airing April 2.