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Jacquie Roar Had Her Daughter Pick Her Coach After Her “Show-stopping" 4-Chair Audition
The country singer's 6-year-old daughter made the call after her mom performed "Here for the Party" by Gretchen Wilson.
Normally, the Coaches on The Voice are trying to convince the Contestants that they should pick them to be their Coach. But to get Jacquie Roar on their team, they needed to convince her 6-year-old daughter.
Roar, a 37-year-old wedding DJ who's also in a country music band in North Plains, Oregon, performed an energetic, fiery rendition of Gretchen Wilson’s “Here for the Party” that resulted in a Four-Chair Turn. (The performance was so fiery that Roar lost an earring, prompting Coach Reba McEntire to say that she had “heard of dropping the mic but never dropping the earring.”
As a country singer, McEntire seemed like the obvious choice for Roar to go with, though Roar said she promised herself that she would “hear everyone out.”
Gwen Stefani made a compelling case, saying she has been “adopted into the Oakie world” thanks to her marriage to country star Blake Shelton. (“The whole thing is weird, we all know it is,” she said.)
Jacquie Roar's Blind Audition on The Voice Season 24: "Here for the Party" by Gretchen Wilson
“I feel like I’m in this new period in my life where I've learned a lot about country music and fell in love with country music in a way I never thought I would,” Stefani said.
Niall Horan also praised Roar, saying she could tackle “anything from Lenny Kravitz to Aerosmith.”
“You’re going to be a showstopper,” he said.
Ultimately, though, it was Leilani, Roar’s daughter, who made the call. Prior to the performance, Leilani said her mom’s voice sounded like Stefani’s, though Roar said they didn’t actually sound that similar. Leilani, though, was a fan of Stefani’s, especially her song “Rich Girl,” and when Roar asked her daughter to come out on stage and help her pick, that’s who the 6-year-old went with.
“I thought I had that!” McEntire said afterward.
But how far will Roar go? Find out by watching The Voice Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock