Relive Lauren Duski’s Best Moments on ‘The Voice’ Season 12 [Watch]
It's not every day that Blake Shelton calls a singer "the missing piece in country music," but he has a lot of faith in The Voice contestant Lauren Duski.
The Michigan native with a throwback country voice made it to the finale of Season 12, which airs Tuesday night (May 23) on NBC.
Duski carved out her spot on the singing show early in the Battle Rounds by recreating a stunning version of Alison Krauss' "When You Say Nothing at All." That performance allowed her to beat out Andrea Thomas for a spot on Shelton's team, which led to a series of noteworthy performances with and without the country star.
She dropped jaws with her rendition of Wynonna's "Tell Me Why" and then Shenandoah's "Ghost in this House" — tributes to country acts of yesteryear — and on Part 1 of the season finale on Monday (May 22), Duski sang her version of Garth Brooks' legendary country hit "The Dance" with a grace and poise that fans have come to expect from her. Her Brooks cover led Shelton to go as far as saying, "You literally made me feel like I was hearing it for the first time tonight."
Duski also showed that she wasn't just a cover band wonder as she broke out her original song, "Deja Vu," showcasing a pre-pop Taylor Swift-esque vibe. Duski is a favorite to win Season 12 of The Voice, but still has stiff competition from the remaining four contestants including Aliyah Moulden, who is also a member of Team Blake.
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