Claire DeJean ‘Knocked Out’ on ‘The Voice’

The second episode of Knockout rounds on NBC’s The Voice, saw Claire DeJean meet Mariah Carey, who gently played with the Highland Park High senior’s hair before the coaching began.

Both DeJean, who performed “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” and Abby Cates, who performed “Because of You,” won praise from the judges, but Clarkson, who wrote “Because of You,” chose Cates to continue on to the live competition.

DeJean reached out to her supporters on Twitter.

“Very exciting things to come. I luv u all,” ” she tweeted. “So much I can’t explain.”

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 For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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