Baylor student advances through the knockout rounds for NBC’s The Voice

THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" Episode 403 -- Pictured: Holly Tucker -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" Episode 403 -- Pictured: Holly Tucker -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE VOICE — “Blind Auditions” Episode 403 — Pictured: Holly Tucker — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
By Taylor Rexrode
Staff Writer

After Tuesday night’s knockout round on NBC’s The Voice, Lorena sophomore Holly Tucker will advance to the next round of competition.

Tucker, a member of Country artist Blake Shelton’s team, won in a face off with Los Angeles native Luke Edgemon, who competed on Shakira’s team. The Voice splits its competitors into teams selected by the four judges—Shelton, Shakira, Usher and Adam Levine—who are selected by a blind audition. With her country music style, Tucker was selected for Shelton’s team.

Tucker made it through the battle rounds, and Tuesday night, she sang “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw for her knockout round song. Edgemon sang “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry, which gained mixed reviews from the judges for its rhythm and blues take on the pop song.

At the Applebee’s at 614 North Valley Mills Drive, Tucker’s family and friends watched together as Tucker sang for the judges and waited to hear the results.

Johnny Tucker, Holly Tucker’s father, said some family friends drove hours to attend the watch party.

“These people represent people we have known for years in this community,” Johnny Tucker said. “It’s a really huge blessing.”

When the results were announced in Holly Tucker’s favor, the team of Holly Tucker fans cheered. Johnny Tucker said that no matter what happens in the weeks to come, everyone would support her.

“She has felt a peace inside all the time she has been there because she knows there are people back here supporting her and praying forher,” Johnny Tucker said. “I want her to remember that.”

The Voice airs on NBC at 7 p.m. central time Mondays and Tuesdays.