Jackie Verna's journey on NBC's The Voice has officially come to an end.
The Pennsylvania girl with a country side, heroic story and amazing voice was one of two contestants eliminated during Tuesday night's episode.
Verna and two other contestants who had the lowest vote totals had the chance to sing one more time to urge viewers to use Twitter to keep her on the show. Verna sang "I Told You So" by Carrie Underwood. Ultimately it wasn't enough and Verna was sent home along with Team Alicia's Christiana Danielle.
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The West Chester singer performed the country song "Love Triangle" by former Voice winner RaeLyn as one of the top 10 Monday evening. Her coach, Adam Levine, commended her for finding her “sweet spot” of range and the perfect song. The Pennsylvania performer grasped audiences across the nation in her quest to find singing stardom.
Verna was selected for Team Adam during her blind audition when she sang “Peter Pan” by country artist Kelsea Ballerini. Levine was the only judge to slam his buzzer during her performance, with Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys unable to because their teams were already full. Kelly Clarkson was hesitant, and admitted her regret immediately. Levine was ecstatic about his selection, saying, “I have never been more excited about a 1-chair turn in my life.”
Verna was born in small-town suburb Sicklerville, New Jersey, but currently resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Great Valley High School. In 2012, Verna was severely injured in a car accident when another vehicle t-boned her car. The injuries caused Verna to remain inside for many months, and her plans of moving to Alabama to cheer were put on hold.
During her recovery, Verna began using a keyboard that her aunt gave her to remedy her physical and emotional pain that lingered from the accident. Verna’s love for music, (country in particular) allowed her to transform her feelings and experiences into stories for songs that she began writing.
Verna currently attends Penn State, and has gained confidence from performing at open mics which led her to try out for The Voice.