LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Through perseverance and a passion for her art, a Fleming County native gained the approval of professionals for her vocal talent.
MaKenzie Thomas, 20, of Wallingford, secured a spot on Team Jennifer Hudson by singing “Big White Room” by Jessie J. on season 15 of NBCs “The Voice,” which aired Tuesday.
Having previously performed during last season, MaKenzie unfortunately did not make a team during the Season 14 blind auditions, although she took the coaches’ advice very seriously, having spent the last year refining her vocals, dispelling her nerves, and performing with a gospel band called Elevated Praise to prepare for her second audition.
Often bullied for her physical appearance, MaKenzie aspires to use music to spread a positive and encouraging message to the younger generation.
MaKenzie’s parents, as expected, are incredibly proud of their daughter, having seen her grow into the musical talent she is today.
“We are very proud of her,” said Enoch Thomas, MaKenzie Thomas’ father. “She has always blessed us with her singing, even from the age of 3 and 4 years old. Her friends and family are thrilled to see her pursue singing as a career because, as we all know, she is super talented. We love her and hope the best for her.”
A clip containing MaKenzie Thomas’ performance during the audition can be found on The Voice’s YouTube channel, where it has garnered over 600,000 views. The vast majority of comments on the video are positive, and are praising MaKenzie Thomas for her skills and performance.
According to Enoch Thomas, due to contract restrictions, quotes from MaKenzie Thomas are unavailable at this time, however efforts to schedule a formal interview are underway.