Lacy Mandigo's friends, fans hoping to see her audition on 'The Voice'
New season premieres Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC
FROM STAFF REPORTS
While Grammy-award winner Christina Aguilera garnered most of the attention Monday night during her return to “The Voice,” many Statesville-area viewers were on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the chance to see North Iredell High student Lacy Mandigo’s audition.
Mandigo did not appear on the show on Monday, making it an almost certainty that her audition will be broadcast during the Tuesday night episode, which airs at 8 p.m. on NBC.
Mandigo has been counting down the days until the 10th season premieres on her Facebook page during the past week or so. Her fans have been sharing their excitement over the possibility of seeing her on TV through social media.
“I’m more excited than you will ever imagine!!” Laura Edwards wrote on Facebook.
“Woo Hoo! Can’t wait,” Pamela Johnson commented.
“Yayyyy, so excited,” Tiffany Livingston added.
Mandigo, a 2015 graduate of North Iredell High School, could not be reached for comment over the weekend. She has previously tried out for “American Idol.”
For those who have not watched “The Voice,” Aguilera, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton serve as judges. Aguilera took last season off to spend time with her new child. Carson Daly is the show’s host.
There are five stages to the competition: (1) blind auditions; (2) battle rounds; (3) knockouts; (4) live playoffs; and (5) the live performances.
During the blind auditions, the judges determine whether the auditioning performers are invited back. As the name of the stage implies, they cannot see the performer; they can only hear them. Those who get to return are either assigned to a team or get to choose their team, based on how well they perform.