Anita Antoinette wins battle round, advances to knockout phase on The Voice

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Anita AntoinetteJamaican-born singer, Anita Antoinette continues her march to the live show phase of NBC talent show, The Voice after topping fellow singer, Mayra Alvarez in the battle round.

After wowing judges in her blind auditions by singing Bob Marley’s Turn Your Lights Down Low remix, featuring Lauryn Hill and eventually being selected by No Doubt lead singer, Gwen Stefani, Antoinette was pitted against fellow Team Stefani member, Alvarez as they both sang the classic track, I Can See Clearly Now, done by prominent American Reggae singer, Johnny Nash.

Both artists performed the impeccably, though the strength in Antoinette’s voice was slightly more evident during the set. Stefani, who commented that the performance was better than anything Antoinette had done previously, chose her to move on to the knockout phase, which kicks off next week.

Should Antoinette succeed in the knockout round, where she and a selected artist will go head to head doing solo performances instead of together as in the battle round, she will advance to the live shows, which kick off in early November.

Antoinette, who is currently based in Boston, has garnered much attention for her run the show, including from season five winner and fellow Jamaican, Tessanne Chin, who currently follows her on Twitter and has offered her words of encouragement since the auditions.

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