Delaware’s Nadjah Nicole advances in NBC’s ‘The Voice’

 Claymont resident Nadjah Nicole, 23, landed a spot on Team Blake of NBC’s singing competition 'The Voice,'(Zoe Read/WHYY)

Claymont resident Nadjah Nicole, 23, landed a spot on Team Blake of NBC’s singing competition 'The Voice,'(Zoe Read/WHYY)

Local R&B singer Nadjah Nicole, who became the first Delawarean to appear on “The Voice,” has advanced to the next round of the singing competition.

On Tuesday night’s episode of NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” Nadjah, 23, beat contestant Cole Criske in the “Battle Rounds” to advance in the competition.

During this round each singer performs a duet with another contestant on their team, and their coach chooses one singer to advance.

Nadjah’s coach, country singer Blake Shelton, chose the Claymont resident 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.

Nadjah’s “Blind Audition” aired on NBC in September. During the auditions contestants perform while judges Shelton, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani listen with their backs to them.

If the judges like what they hear, they turn around.  If a contestant gets more than one chair turn they choose who they want as their coach.

Contestants then go through several rounds of mentoring and competition before they qualify for the “Live Rounds,” where the general public votes contestants through.

The “Knockout Rounds” will start airing Monday night.

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