Two talented singers made The Twin Cities very proud this season on NBC's "The Voice". The young women, St. Paul native Ashley DuBose and Hopkins High School grad Holly Henry, both came out incredibly strong in the blind auditions a few weeks ago, but got eliminated last night in the knockout round.
Ashley DuBose is a 23-year-old single mother who sang Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" during last night's rounds and 19-year-old Holly Henry sang Radiohead's "Creep".
Both artists left the show with encouraging words from the judges. Cee-Lo Green noted, "Ashley you have this star quality about you." Blake Shelton also weighed in on the disappointment, "I'm happy and I'm sad. I don't think there's a better display of two artists who have a vision of who they want to be."
Henry and DuBose both assured the world that this is just the beginning of their journeys via Twitter. DuBose tweeted her gratitude, "Thank you ALL for the love and support you've shown me on my The Voice journey! This is not the end!" Henry tweeted that this is just her beginning, "Guys…don't be sad. Don't be mad. This isn't even remotely the end."
Minnesota should be very proud of these talented young women and we can't wait for what is in store for them--we know this is just the very beginning of their stories.