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Gaylord native Lauren Duski advances to 'The Voice' finals

The votes are in: Gaylord native Lauren Duski is advancing to 'The Voice' finals! (Courtesy: Lauren Duski)

(WPBN/WGTU)-- The votes are in: Gaylord native Lauren Duski is advancing to 'The Voice' finals!

Duski, along with Chris Blue, Aliyah Moulden and Jesse Larson were named as the top four contests on 'The Voice'. The top four will perform during 'The Voice' finale on May 22, but only one will be named The Voice.

Duski performed 'Ghost In This House" by Shenandoah during the semifinals. She was the second person announced as a finalist during Tuesday's episode.

"What you just did was absolutely monumental, " coach Blake Shelton said after Duski's performance Monday night.

Born in Limestone, ME, Duski grew up in Gaylord, graduated from the University of Michigan and now lives in Nashville, TN.

Duski's parents, Edward and Janis Duski, are both dentists in Gaylord at Duski Dentistry, PLC.

At a young age, Duski entered many karaoke competitions, leading to many years of touring Michigan and performing classic country hits with the band JR Country Band. The band opened for Lonestar, Randy Travis and Bill Anderson. From age 12 through college, she gave up on music to focus on becoming a dentist. She met independent filmmaking couple Ann Gillis and husband Marvin, and they encouraged her to move to Nashville, taking Lauren under their wing. After Ann was diagnosed with ALS, Lauren felt the need to give back to her by becoming her full-time caretaker.

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