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  • Addison Agen performs in the playoff round of NBC's "The Voice," which aired Tuesday night. (NBC)

  • Addison Agen performs in the playoff round of NBC's "The Voice," which aired Tuesday night. (NBC)

  • Addison Agen is part of Adam Levine's three-member team and will continue to the live shows beginning Monday. (NBC)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:28 am

Local teen Addison Agen advances on 'The Voice'

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

With a rendition of Bonnie Raitt's "Angel From Montgomery," Concordia Lutheran High School junior Addison Agen made it through a pre-recorded playoff round Tuesday night on "The Voice."

Agen, who is part of Adam Levine's team on Season 13 of the NBC singing competition, now advances to the live rounds, which begin Monday.

"I can totally connect with the lyrics of the song," Agen said during a video package before her performance. The first line of the song is "I'm an old woman," which Agen related to loving old music, which she finds in her father's local record store, Neat Neat Neat Records and Music.

"It's real folky, and I'm super excited to perform it," she said of the song, which was written by John Prine.

"I'm one step away from the live shows, so I'm just going to sing my heart out and really hope that I can make Adam proud," she said before taking the stage for a performance that brought all four of the season's coaches to their feet for a standing ovation.

"I love Addison," Blake Shelton began before Levine cut him off with, "Too bad! She's mine!"

"If you don't move forward into the (live shows), I'm going to have some one cut Adam's brakes," Shelton continued, joking.

Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus, who was Agen's former coach on the show, also gave the local 16-year-old compliments.

"We feel good when we listen to you sing," said Levine, who had to cut his team of six down to three at the end of Tuesday night's episode.

"I think this girl is so special in a really profound way, and I just want to see you succeed," Levine continued as Agen wiped away tears. "You are truly a friggin' unicorn, and I adore you."

In announcing his decision to move Agen on to the Live Rounds a short time later, Levine called her someone that "to let go of would be a disservice to Planet Earth."

Agen will join the top 12 singers of the season in Monday's live show.

In the live rounds, the singers perform on Monday night and the home audience votes for its favorites. Results of the vote are revealed the following night with the bottom two singers being up for elimination before a second audience vote decides who continues in the competition.

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