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How Jackie Romeo Got 2 Chairs After “Crushing” Some “Phenomenal Long & High Notes”  

Watch Jackie Romeo take The Voice stage with a message of self-confidence and body positivity!

By Josh Weiss

Jackie Romeo — a 20-year-old from Massapequa, New York — nabbed two chair turns on NBC's The Voice from John Legend and Dan + Shay during a cover of Miley Cyrus' "Flowers."

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“It’s always risky when you do a song by a singer that’s got such an iconic voice," Legend said. "But what I loved was that it felt like it was just you. There’s this openness and roundness to your voice. I’d love to hear you just do more popular songs in that inflection because I think we could do some great things together on Team Legend."

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Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney), the show's first-ever Coach duo, attempted to woo Romeo to their side by complimenting her "vocal control," in spite of some obvious, yet totally understandable, nerves "But you absolutely crushed that performance and I think you’d be a great addition to Team Dan + Shay," noted Mooney. Smyers chimed in: “Your performance just kept getting better and better. Those long notes that you were holding, the high notes were amazing. You’ve got an amazing voice."

Watch Jackie Romeo's Blind Audition of Miley Cyrus' "Flowers" on The Voice Season 25

Jackie Romeo appears in Season 25 Episode 3 of The Voice

While reflecting on her musical journey, Romeo admitted that she struggled with self-confidence and body positivity for many years. "Around middle school, I started posting videos on social media and what comes with that is also hate comments. Instead of people commenting on me singing, they would be commenting on my weight. It hit me so hard [and] I retreated into a shell. I didn’t leave that shell until I was 17-years-old," she said. 

“It wasn’t until I saw Lizzo for the first time that I saw someone who was bigger and just killing it. My whole worldview shifted, it gave me that confidence. I genuinely love what I look like … I’m a really big fan of The Voice, because it doesn’t matter what you look like, it just matters how you sound. I was so excited to be able to have this opportunity because I feel so confident on the stage now. I used to be afraid of it and now it’s like I belong here.”

In the end, she chose to go with Team Legend. "I thought Jackie did great," Legend said. "I loved the vibrato in her voice, the texture. I'm excited to work with her. Dan + Shay, they're upstarts, they're brand-new to the show, but I'll let them know I'm still the veteran here."

How to watch Season 25 of The Voice

New episodes of The Voice premiere Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC and next day on Peacock. To watch all of Season 24, click here.