Northern Michigan's Lauren Duski advances to top 12 on 'The Voice'

Courtesy: Lauren Duski

(WPBN/WGTU)-- Northern Michigan's Lauren Duski has advanced to the top 12 on 'The Voice'.

Members of Team Blake and Team Alicia took the stage during the first live playoffs on Monday.

Gaylord native Lauren Duski performed 'Someone Else's Star'.

Near the end of the live show, Duski was the first member from Team Blake to be chosen to advance to the top 12.

Also advancing to the top 12 from Team Blake is TSoul and Aliyah Moulden.

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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