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How 16-Year-Old Joslynn Rose’s “Powerful,” “Old Soul” Voice Sparked a 3-Chair Turn
With a voice like that, it’s not a stretch to say that Rose could win this whole thing.
It's not cool enough to just be a magician’s assistant; The Voice Artist Joslynn Rose, 16, is also a magical singer!
As you can see on this week’s Season 24 premiere of NBC’s The Voice, after singing "Arcade" by Duncan Laurence, Rose got Coaches Niall Horan, Gwen Stefani, and Reba McEntire to spin right around, for an impressive Three-Chair Turn.
Laurence’s song has a romantic bent that young Rose couldn't exactly identify with. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t find a way in. “Even though I haven’t experienced a romantic relationship like the song is getting across, it made me realize how much people need love and how broken people can get,” Rose said.
With such feeling in her soul, Rose gave The Voice stage her best. “I just want to go out there and leave a part of my heart out on the stage.”
About Joslynn Rose’s Blind Audition on The Voice Season 24
And so she did. With her mother, Yolanda, and Host Carson Daly nervously looking on, time running out, and tension mounting, Rose hit one last powerful crescendo, forcing last season’s winning Coach Horan to finally break open the chair-turning floodgates; within seconds, rookie Coach (but forever Queen of Country) McEntire and veteran Voice presence Stefani followed suit, leaving just John Legend facing the opposite way.
“I told you, it happens fast!” Daly assured Yolanda.
With three turned chairs, it became Rose’s turn to decide which musical icon would be her Coach. Stefani pledged her love while admiring Rose’s “powerful voice.” McEntire gushed about Rose being an “old soul.” And Horan shared that he too was 16 when he first went on to musical competition greatness.
Alas, after much pleading from all sides, Rose carefully decided on Stefani, who excitedly lost a shoe in all the commotion.
“She is very dynamic and stylistic. I love to work with young Artists, Joslynn is that girl,” Stefani said. “And now all my dreams are coming true!”
Rose is from Lake Benton, Minnesota, where she lives with her parents, eight sisters, and just one bathroom. They’re family has fostered over 20 kids in the past, and they’re currently fostering three. “With foster care, you never really know how long a child is going to stay; you have to learn to let them go,” Rose said, fighting back tears in the episode. “When that happens, I would just cry at my piano, and take all the hurt and release it through my song.”