On Monday night, Kenosha’s Betsy Ade performed as one of the Top 24 singers on NBC’s “The Voice.”
After the 24 singers performed, “Voice” viewers voted for their favorites.
Tonight, the results of that voting will be announced on another live “Voice” episode, airing at 8 p.m.
There are two ways for Ade — a 40-year-old substitute teacher — to remain on the show: Be one of the top eight vote-getters or be “saved” by one of the show’s celebrity judges.
So far, Ade has stayed on the show thanks to being saved, first by Kelly Clarkson, after John Legend — her first coach on the show — picked a teammate over Ade. Then Adam Levine swooped in and took Ade for his team after the public’s vote went to Kim Cherry (from Blake Shelton’s team) following a “cross battle.”
Monday night, Ade performed “Are You Gonna be My Girl” — a song by the Australian rock band Jet — and strummed a guitar on stage, which she tossed aside to move across the stage and connect with the audience.
This was the first time she performed that song, chosen for her by the show’s producers. Ade sang as one of the four remaining artists on Levine’s team.
The goal for his performers Monday night, Levine said, was “doing what’s right for them.”
“Betsy’s voice is powerful and soulful — I wanted her the whole time,” Levine said of Ade before her performance.
Before she performed on the show, however, Ade appeared — and sang — on a commercial for Marshalls department stores, along with the rest of the Top 24 “Voice” contestants.
Which is a great reminder that, overall, “The Voice” is a showcase for artists and a huge career booster.