A local singer recently auditioned to be the next "Voice."
Jordan Rager, 17, known in Dacula for his performances at , hails from Loganville. Rager's mother Connie could not comment on the audition, but, in wrote: "Be sure to tune in February 5th to see how he does!!!!!"
"The Voice" is a vocal talent competition consisting of three stages. The first, the blind auditions, allows artists a chance to perform with the judges hearing nothing but their voice. Decisions are based strictly on singing ability, not looks. The contestants that advance from the blind auditions then move into the "battle phase." Contestants are paired in duets by their celebrity coaches: Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera or Blake Shelton. The celebrity coach must then decide which of his or her singers gets to advance to the live rounds. During the live rounds, audience members vote and eventually the contestant field is narrowed down to four. One of those four wins a recording contract and $100,000.
The new season of "The Voice" premieres on Feb. 5. Rager's next Dacula performance is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4 at Friends. The show begins at 7 p.m.