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South Jersey Native Wows Judges on "The Voice"

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    A South Jersey native wowed the judges during the season six premiere of NBC’s “The Voice" which aired Monday night.

    All four judges turned their chairs to see 19-year-old Christina Grimmie who kicked off this year’s competition with a performance of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.”

    A sneak peak of Grimmie’s performance was uploaded on YouTube a few days ago and has already earned over 1 million views.

    The teen’s performance was so good that judges Usher, Adam Levine, Shakira and Blake Shelton argued over who was going to coach her.

    Ultimately Grimmie picked Adam, who was the coach of last season’s winner, Tessanne Chin.

    Grimmie grew up in Marlton, Burington County but moved with her family to Los Angeles two years ago so that she could pursue a career in music, according to a family friend.

    Even before her amazing performance, Grimmie already gained a steady following thanks to her popular YouTube channel, which has nearly 2 ½ million subscribers.

    Be sure to watch Grimmie and cheer her on by watching the Voice on NBC10, Monday nights at 8 p.m. and Tuesday nights at 9 p.m.