USC Thornton Student Advances on The Voice
USC Thornton School of Music sophomore Lily Elise is making her mark on NBC’s The Voice.
The San Francisco Bay Area native was selected by her coach on the hit show, pop star Christina Aguilera, as one of four contestants to remain on Aguilera’s team and advance to the live rounds.
A member of the Popular Music program’s inaugural class, Elise was active on campus before taking a leave of absence to compete on the show. At USC, she sang with Steve Miller at Bovard Auditorium and often performed as a founding member and contributing songwriter of The Beat Advocate, an active alternative R&B hip hop band at the university.
After making it into the live rounds with renditions of Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” Elise performed twice on the June 7 live show, singing “Lady Marmalade” with Aguilera and Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”
Half of Aguilera’s team will be going home next week. Viewers can support Elise by calling (855) 864-2306 or visiting nbc.com/the-voice/vote. Voting is open until Monday, June 13.
The Voice airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
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