Sprinkler Fitters Local 268’s Tracy Rone is beaming with pride over her cousin Marybeth Byrd’s success on Season 17 of the Voice.
On Nov. 5, Byrd won in her Knockout Round of the popular television singing competition against Preston Howell with her performance of Adele’s “All I Ask.” Byrd now advances to one of 20 artists competing in the show’s Live Playoffs.
“Marybeth’s voice has always given me goosebumps,” Rone said with a huge smile. “And now, every time I see her on The Voice, my eyes fill up with tears of joy.”
On Oct. 22, the 18-year-old singer from Armorel, Ark., won the Battle Round against duo Dane and Stephanie with her powerful rendition of “Burning House” by Cam.
Earlier in the season, Byrd received a four-chair turn from all The Voice coaches in the Blind Auditions with “Angel from Montgomery” by Bonnie Raitt. She chose to be on Team John Legend.
The Live Playoffs and Eliminations, where viewers nationwide decide on which singers will remain in the competition, begin on Monday, Nov. 11 and will continue over the next few weeks until one artist is named The Voice.
The Voice airs on NBC on at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.