Forsyth County resident Caroline Reilly isn’t new to performing for crowds, but few likely topped the one she recently performed for.
Reilly, a junior at Forsyth Virtual Academy, will appear on the current season of NBC’s “The Voice.” She made the announcement in a recent Facebook post.
That means the 16-year-old has already completed a “blind audition,” the first stage in the hit music competition reality television show in which contestants perform to the backs of four “coaches” in hopes of impressing at least one enough to get them to turn around.
If multiple coaches turn for a contestant, they try to convince the contestant to pick them as a coach to potentially guide the contestant through the competition’s various stages. The eventual winner receives a record deal and $100,000 grand prize.
This year’s coaches are Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.
When Reilly’s performance will air isn’t exactly clear. The show airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Whenever it does air, it’s guaranteed to be in front of a lot of people. More than 8.3 million viewers watched the most recent episode on Sept. 24, according to TV by the Numbers.
Reilly will be the third Forsyth County native to appear on the hit show. Riley Biederer advanced four rounds in season 9 (2015), while Chris Cauley got a turn from the show's longtime coach Adam Levine of pop-rock band Maroon 5 in season 2 (2012).
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated when Reilly's blind audition will air.