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Forsyth County’s Caroline Reilly falls in the battle round of ‘The Voice’
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Caroline Reilly’s performance on The Voice airs Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The Forsyth County resident appeared on the hit NBC reality television show and advanced to the battle rounds.

Caroline Reilly was a “dream” for “The Voice” coach Gwen Stefani: a young female rock singer whom Stefani could impart her wisdom from decades in the music industry upon.

But when it came time to choose a winner in Reilly’s battle round performance during Monday’s episode, Stefani chose Jake HaldenVang, the older, more seasoned singer.


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Stefani got conflicting advice from her fellow coaches after Reilly and HaldenVang’s performance of Pink’s “Just Like A Pill.” Kelly Clarkson and John Legend were more impressed with HaldenVang, a 24-year-old from Fort Mill, S.C. who grew up touring in a rock band with his dad.  

Blake Shelton — Stefani’s boyfriend — vouched for Reilly.

“I don’t want to sell Caroline short on this one,” Shelton said. “She’s 16 years old, and that song was a mouthful for anybody, so I’m going to cast my vote for Caroline on this one.”

Stefani added: “Caroline, you’re my dream. I’ve been saying that I want to work with a young girl and share my experiences. You’re such an incredible singer that it makes it feel like, ‘What can I do to help [you]?’”

Stefani, though, chose HaldenVang as the winner. No coaches had their save or steal remaining, and Reilly’s run on the show ended.