Heights Resident De'Borah Garner Victorious in Knockout Round of 'The Voice'

With a powerful rendition of The Fray's "You Found Me," De'Borah made her way into the upcoming live performance round of the hit show.

The knockout round on NBC's The Voice marked Heights resident De'Borah Garner's third appearance on the show.

And it won't be her last.

When coach Christina Aguilera pitted Garner against Lady Gaga back-up singer Chevonne, she said she wanted to see which of the two "could really bring the crowd to their feet." Garner passed the test.

With an emotional take on The Fray's "You Found Me," Garner was able to win over her coach, despite an energetic performance of Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself" from Chevonne. 

Garner explained her song choice before the performance. "I can really relate to the song," she said. "I've been through a lot in my life, and while I was getting really upset, God found me."

Learn more about Garner's decision to come out on The Voice.

While Aguilera had to chose the winner, fellow vocal coach Adam Levine said he preferred Garner as well. "I've never seen stage presence like you guys have," said Levine.

"You came out here today and you controlled it," Aguilera said, before declaring Garner the winner.

After the performance, Garner said she was thrilled to be moving on to the live performances, and thanked Aguilera for choosing her. 

"She wants to show the world every side of me and I'm grateful that she chose me," Garner said. 

Chicago Heights Patch Facebook fans showed their support for Garner after her victory. "Who says people from the Heights don't make it big or go anywhere?" Rosalie Ramirez said. "Congrats DeBorah, continued success!"

"She is making the Heights proud," said Amy Browne Stockwell.

When De'Borah returns to 'The Voice' she will be performing in the live rounds, in which viewers can vote for their favorite singers.

To see De'Borah and the other contestants, watch The Voice Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on NBC.

Like De'Borah's Facebook fan page to keep up with the singer.

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Grant Davis November 01, 2012 at 02:49 AM
I hope that she meets Jesus,repents of her sin and then begins a new life that follows the best leading from Jesus! Only Jesus can save us and only He can cancel our eternal burn notice! Look up 2 live & live ready. No one escapes their day of judgment before almighty God!
philly girl November 02, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Jesus loves her just the way she is. God created her, imperfectly human, with this wonderful talent to touch people's lives. De'Borah you are a beautiful individual and your performance reached out and touched my life. You helped me cement my decision to get saved and embrace the love and the light. May you continue to be an instrument of God's glory.


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