Delaware singer continues her 'Voice' journey

Newark, Delaware's Kelsea Johnson performs on NBC's

Newark, Delaware's Kelsea Johnson performs on NBC's "The Voice." (Kelsea Johnson/Instagram)

Newark, Delaware, singer Kelsea Johnson has advanced to the next round of NBC’s “The Voice.”

On Monday night’s episode of the singing competition show, Johnson, 22, beat contestant Sharane Calister in the “knock out” rounds to advance in the competition after singing “Rise Up” by Andra Day.

During this round, contestants sing solos and duel with another member on their team, and their coach chooses one singer to advance.

Johnson’s coach, Alicia Keys, chose her to advance to the “live” rounds, where viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite contestants.

Calister was stolen by Adam Levine to also advance in the competition.

Johnson’s blind audition aired several 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 live rounds will start airing next Monday.

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