Taunton native chosen to compete on 'The Voice'

THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" -- Pictured: Mia Boostrom -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

A Taunton native has been chosen to compete on the new season of NBC's talent contest "The Voice."

Mia Boostrom was picked by coach Adam Levine during Monday's blind auditions. She sang "Pillowtalk" by Zayn.

According to her NBC biography, Boostrom, who now makes her base in Boston, has been playing piano, singing and writing songs for most of her life.

But Boostrom said after she made the semifinals of "America's Got Talent" at age 15, she endured online bullying over her weight and lost interest in music.

"After years of hiding and unhealthy practices, Mia decided to no longer allow others to influence her. Mia adopted healthy eating habits and exercise, and she embraced her music again," her biography says.

Boostrom, now 25, plays open mic nights and weddings in the Boston area and teaches music to children.

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