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Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:20 pm

Addison Agen sings way to spot in 'Voice' semi-finals

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

Fan voting continues to propel local singer Addison Agen, who has claimed a spot in next week's semi-finals of "The Voice."

The latest results were announced Tuesday night as the Concordia Lutheran High School junior was named one of the top eight performers on the NBC singing competition. She has been one of the top-ranked singers in each of the three weeks of fan voting.

"Voice" viewers can cast their votes a number of ways, including through an app or online. Downloading a performer's song of the week on iTunes during the voting window also counts as a vote, and those votes are multiplied by five if the single is in the top 10 when voting closes Tuesday. Agen's singles have been in the top 10 each week.

Agen closed out Monday night's show with a performance of Britney Spears' "Lucky," which she said she chose because it reflects her journey on the show.

"Being on 'The Voice,' it's shown me what being this kind of a star looks like," she said in a pre-recorded segment before her live performance. "All of the behind the scenes stuff is a lot more than anyone ever expects, and that's what this song is about. She's lucky to be in this situation, but me being on the stage doesn't mean I'm different from anybody else."

Her coach, Adam Levine, had kind words after her performance, calling her "a class act and one of the best singers I know."

The top eight singers advance to the semi-finals next week when they will perform again Monday with solos and duets followed by another round of fan voting. On Tuesday, the field will be narrowed to four singers ahead of the finals. The winner of the competition receives a recording contract.

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