RI native lands spot on NBC's 'The Voice'
A Rhode Island native is starring on Season 13 of NBC’s hit reality TV show, “The Voice.”
Emily Luther, who graduated from Woonsocket High School in 2010, landed a spot on coach Adam Levine’s team after singing her rendition of the song “Summertime” on Tuesday night’s episode.
“First of all, I was literally so mesmerized by what you were doing that I actually almost forgot to press my button,” Levine said following her performance. “And when I see your vibe, it really has that super 60s, syrupy, jazzy tone and I just think that it’s such a cool way to approach doing the show for you because no one’s going to be in that lane."
Two other coaches, including Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson, also vied to get Luther on their teams.
“You have a great balance of everything,” Hudson said. “Like, you were very smooth. I hear a bit of Barbra Streisand in there. If you want to do show tunes, you could do show tunes. If you want to give us a jazz tune, you could give us a jazz tune.”
Coach Miley Cyrus agreed, with Shelton also stepping in to praise Luther.
“I really got into that performance,” he said, going on to say, “when you started singing, I wanted a martini. I don’t even drink martinis. I don't even know what the hell's in those things. And by the way, nobody has anybody like you on their team because, my god, there's nobody like you in this competition at all."
Luther previously gained recognition in 2011 alongside now-famous pop star Charlie Puth, as the two performed and posted a cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You” on YouTube.
“I think we need to call a medic because I’m about to pass out,” Luther said on the show.
"The Voice" airs Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC 10.