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NC native Brooke Simpson advances to final round on 'The Voice'

Posted December 12, 2017 8:35 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 1:40 p.m. EDT

— Halifax County native Brooke Simpson on Tuesday night advanced to the top four round on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Simpson, 26, joined The Voice after capturing a four-chair turn from judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson during her audition.

Simpson’s rendition of “Faithfully” by Journey on Monday night’s performance round garnered a standing ovation from three out of four judges and prompted voters to put her through to the final round of the singing competition.

A winner will be crowned on the season finale of “The Voice” on Dec. 19.

Simpson is a graduate of the Norlina Christian School and is from the Haliwa-Saponi tribe in Hollister.

The daughter of traveling evangelists, Simpson learned to sing at an early age and tried out for the NBC singing competition by singing a version of Demi Lovato’s "Stone Cold".

Simpson, who is on Team Miley, went to school at Lee University in Tennessee and currently lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. with her husband.