HPHS Senior Sings Her Way Onto ‘The Voice’

Highland Park High School senior Claire DeJean, 18, has earned a spot as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice.

The show in its 15th season begins with blind audition episodes where judges have their backs turned as contestants sing. The judges only turn their chairs around during a performance if they want to compete to add the contestant to their team.

During Tuesday night’s blind auditions episode, DeJean got judge Blake Shelton to turn his chair around first, but chose Team Kelly after Kelly Clarkson turned around just prior to the end of the performance of “Hurt Somebody” by Noah Kahan and Julia Michaels.

“WOW. overwhelmed with love,” DeJean told her followers on Twitter, “thank u so much for your support, can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.”

The show airs Mondays and Tuesday.

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at william.taylor@peoplenewspapers.com. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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