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Herzog Appears on NBC's The Voice


By Cana Cooper

Jared Herzog on The Voice
Jared Herzog performs during blind auditions on The Voice.

Lee University senior Jared Herzog earned a spot on NBC’s reality show, The Voice, during its airing on Monday, Oct. 7.

Herzog impressed The Voice judges during the “blind auditions” with his performance of “Speechless” by Dan and Shay, an American country music duo. Three of the judges “turned their chair” for Herzog, meaning they wanted him on their team. Herzog ultimately chose “Team Legend” by joining judge John Legend’s team.

“You showed a lot of range and versatility,” Legend told Herzog. “You take the whole audience on a journey, and that’s what this performance is all about.”

Herzog is a senior music business major at Lee. He also leads music in chapel as part of the LeeU Worship band and is captain of Lee’s cross country team.

Additionally, Herzog helped establish a ministry originally on Lee’s campus called, “The Well,” (renamed “The Gathering”) as a leader of the worship team.

“This has truly been one of the greatest experiences of my life,” said Herzog. “Not only have I been able to work with world class musicians and artists, but I have established genuine friendships with the other contestants. I am blessed beyond belief to have received the support I have from them, my friends and family, my hometown and Lee University communities. God is faithful, and God is good."

Now that he made it through the “blind auditions,” Herzog’s next appearance on The Voice will be during the “Battle Rounds,” where he will be paired with another singer for a duet to see which of them can sing an assigned song the best.

Herzog is not the first singer from Lee to make it onto “The Voice.” Others include Season 9 winner Jordan Smith and Brooke Simpson, who placed third in Season 13.

To view Herzog’s Oct. 7 performance, click The Voice Blind Audition_Jared.

The Voice airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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