Carrie comes back, this time ‘The Voice’ was ready


Courtesy of the Burns Family

Carrie waiting anxiously backstage for her turn to ‘wow’ the judges in hopes of one of them to turn their chair around.

Andrew Carr, Staff Writer

From former small town singer to international superstar, Caroline Burns ‘18 of Hollis, NH finally proved that she’s ready for the big screen on season 10 of The Voice.


After a bittersweet effort in Los Angeles to make it on last season’s blind auditions, Burns came back this year having grown an inch – making her a whopping five feet tall – while showing her supporters just how dedicated she is to this profession.


“It’s super incredible to have a friend like that out on national television sharing her amazing talent with everyone,” said Nick Shepard ‘18, a fellow musician and close friend of Burns.


“It’s just going to be really cool to see Carrie out on that stage with millions watching… and that I, along with my other close friends, have had the opportunity to make and play music with her.”


Like many producing artists of the present day, Burns has quite the following. She said, “I think the support of all of my friends, family, and the Hollis community last season has really motivated me to make them proud! I just want to stay on the show as long as I can because it’s such an awesome experience.”


After her beautiful and soulful performance of “So Far Away” by Carole King, she did exactly what she went to California to do: make her town proud. Just a few moments into her song, Burns’ idol, lead singer of Maroon 5 and current judge on The Voice Adam Levine, boldly hit his button enabling her presence on the show. Shortly after, Levine’s button was followed by Blake Shelton’s timely acceptance.


She ultimately chose Team Adam, as she could only pick one judge to lead her as a mentor for the continuation of the show.


“It’s nice to see this kind of ability coming out of such a small and quiet town, and I’m confident that she’s going to have a serious career,” said Isaac Wimmer ‘18, a friend and fellow band member of Burns.

Burns will now move on to the second set of performances, the “battle rounds”, where she and her teammates from Team Adam will compete in a sing-off to closer themselves to winning this season of The Voice.

Burns’ live audition can be viewed by following this link.