For the past two months we've been captivated by the rise of Killeen, Texas singer Rose Short as she risked it all for a shot to become "The Voice" for 2019, and her amazing talent has captured the hearts of millions of viewers.
Tonight, Rose will prove one more time in front of a live audience of millions that she is one of the best singers in the country. The entire Central Texas area (and all of Texas, for that matter) is eagerly anticipating tonight's performance, and they're ready to cast their vote for our hometown star.
Before we tell you what's next, let's take a look back at Rose's journey on the show and her amazing performances this season.
Rose will be quick to share her story with you about how she quit her job as a corrections officer to pursue her dream and passion to be a singer. She put it all on the line at The Voice Blind Audition, singing a song from one of the show's coaches, John Legend, called "Preach". That performance earned her 2 chair "turns" from Kelly Clarkson and Gwen Stefani. Rose would go on to select Gwen to be her coach, and the ride officially began.
Rose would move on to the "The Battle Round", where she was put up against one of her own team members, Jessie Lawrence. They had to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. Rocking out to The Weeknd's "I Can't Feel My Face", Rose snatched the hit away from Jessie and Gwen and the coaches agreed, choosing her to move onto the next round.
While Rose had no problem showcasing her R&B skills, it was during her SOARING performance of British pop star Jessie J's deep cut "Big White Room" that America began to take notice that Rose is a star on the rise. Coach Blake Shelton called it his "favorite" performance of the round and Rose began to receive more notoriety, including an article in Billboard Magazine. America agreed and voted her into the Top 20 Playoffs.
While she spent most of the competition singing ballads, Rose showed that she can get down by rocking Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done For Me Lately", which earned her another win and advancement into The Top 13.
For her Top 13 performance, Rose had to dedicate a song to someone and she chose Christina Aguilera's "I Turn To You", another power ballad that she knocked out of the park and dedicated to her team captain, Gwen Stefani. It became more and more clear that she has what it takes to win it all, and the judges along with viewers agreed, voting her into the Top 11!
With each passing week, attention grew for Rose. Delivering standing ovation-worthy performances was becoming a weekly occurrence. She had the coaches on their feet with her amazing performance of "Maybe I'm Amazed", and didn't disappoint her fellow Americans either as they voted her into the Top 10.
For her Top 10 performance, Rose went COUNTRY and brought SOUL to coach Blake Shelton's hit "God's Country", which now earned her more attention from a segment of the viewers she probably didn't expect- country music fans. Country music websites applauded her amazing performance, which helped her move into the Top 8!
It was "80's week" on the show and Rose sang one of the decades most iconic hits, "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner. It was a tough task to handle, but Rose lived up to the moment and delivered. However, her journey hit a stop sign momentarily.
In order to make it into the Final 4, Rose would have to prove to America one more time that THIS stage is where she belongs. After not garnering enough votes to make it automatically into the Top 3, Rose would channel the spirit of the late great Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin with a performance of "(You Make Me Feel) Natural Woman". It blew away her competitors and brought Rose a ticket into the The Voice Finals!
Which brings us to tonight and Tuesday night! With all respect due to the other singers, ROSE is who we want to win.