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St. Paul singer knocks out all 4 'Voice' coaches, advances


For the third time in a week, a Minnesota singer has delivered an impressive performance on a reality TV singing competition.

KARE 11 reports that Ashley DuBose got all four coaches on NBC's "The Voice" -- Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton -- to spin their chairs around in bids to assist the singer during Tuesday night's latest blind audition round.

DuBose, a 23-year-old single mom from St. Paul, performed the Rihanna hit "Diamonds (in the Sky)." After passionate pleas from the would-be coaches, Dubose chose Levine.

"Your voice cut like a razor through this entire place," Levine said in praise of DuBose. "Those are the voices that make it real far on the show, so from a purely kind of genuine standpoint, I can say that your voice just overtook the room."

Green asked DuBose if she sang for a living, and Aguilera was shocked to learn the woman was a full-time programmer and analyst.

"She's smart, too," Aguilera gushed.

Green noted how Rihanna was an accomplished singer and told DuBose, "I believe you met her bar on this song and expounded upon it."

Shelton tried to convince DuBose to choose him because he's coached the last three "Voice" winners, but Levine ultimately won her over because he said he wanted to dethrone the country star.

Levine was the first coach to hit his button to turn around his chair, immediately followed by Shelton.

Last week, Minneapolis native Holly Henry also had all had all four coaches vying for her talents. Henry, 19, ended up choosing Shelton.

On Fox's "The X-Factor," Winona native Tim Olstad, 23, advanced to the next round after winning over judges Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio.

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