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.