OWASSO, Okla. — Owasso High School senior Gracee Shriver belted out "Rainbow" by Kacey Musgraves for her blind audition on "The Voice" Monday night, getting Kelly Clarkson and Gwen Stefani to turn their chairs.
She decided to be on Team Kelly.
"I feel like she really knows how we feel, because she got her start from 'American Idol'," Shriver said. "So I felt like she could really help me through this whole process just because she kind of knows what we're all going through."
Getting onto "The Voice" didn't come without hard work. She started training with Heart and Soul Studio voice coach Lauren Pylate this January. Pylate says after working on Shriver's technique, she really started to improve.
"I have never met someone that just walks in to a voice lesson and automatically treats it like it's her job," Pylate said. "Not like it's a hobby at 16 years old, but she came in, you knew she was ready to learn and ready to take it all in and give it her all."
Shriver started seriously singing when she was 9 years old. She says she is on the show to learn and better her performance skills. Even though she had some nerves before her audition, she knew she wanted to have fun.
"I just took a deep breath and I was like, I'm just gonna act like I have it all together," she said. I've practiced this song so many times. So when I went out there I just did it, you know. I made sure I enjoyed it because that was the most important thing for me."
Shriver is getting ready for the battle round portion of the show. You can watch all the action on Monday's and Tuesday's at 7 p.m. on KJRH.
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