Tonight, on NBC's nationally televised "The Voice," former Lee University student Brooke Simpson — and seven others — will be at risk of going home and ending their hopes and dreams in season …
Tonight, on NBC's nationally televised "The Voice," former Lee University student Brooke Simpson — and seven others — will be at risk of going home and ending their hopes and dreams in season 13.
The Final 8, determined last week with two eliminations and a three-person sing-off, will perform at 8 p.m. tonight for one of four spots in the competition's semifinals.
Simpson is the second person with Lee University ties to climb this high in the singing competition in the past three years.
Lee graduate Jordan Smith was the winner of the competition in 2015, and has since launched an impressive entertainment career.
But, for Simpson to reach the semifinals, she will have to match earlier performances in the showdown rounds.
She was selected by the nation's TV audience as last week's top performer, and the first selected to the the Final 8. The other top performers in the round-of-10 were teenager Addison Agen at No. 2, and Keisha Renee at No. 3.
Noah Mac was No. 4, Chloe Kohanski No. 5, and Adam Cunningham No. 6. Seventh was Red Marlow, while Devon Fleming won the sing-off as the eighth and final survivor.
But, four of these final 8 will be going home this week, as the competition will be narrowed to the final 4.
Agen, Kohanski, and Simpson have been among the top vote-getters each week, since the field was trimmed to the last dozen competitors.
Several from the world of entertainment have predicted Simpson as likely winner, since Agen and Kohanski are seeking support from pretty much the same fan base. All three have been among the top singers with their iTunes selections.
Simpson, who has Native American heritage, attended Lee University in Cleveland for a couple of years, leaving in 2013 to get married and continue her music and ministry studies in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Both of her parents are evangelists, and have been in attendance at the competition. Simpson has credited them with her love of music and the ministry.
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