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Jamaican “The Voice” Singer Moves On

 

Anita-Antoinette

Anita Antoinette — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. Nov. 4, 2014: Jamaican-born, New Britain, Connecticut-based singer, Anita Antoinette has advanced to the live rounds of the NBC music reality show, “The Voice.”

The Kingston-born Antoinette last night beat out country singer Chris Wayne Boyd to move on past the Knock Out round and on to the Lives as part of Team Gwen Stefanie.

Antoinette’s cover of the reggae song “Rude” by Magic, thrilled the entire panel of judges. She delivered not just on the song but brought swag to her performance that left even Coach Blake Shelton wowed.

She worked the stage like a pro, combining sexy and sultry moves reminiscent of a classy dancehall queen meet deejay working the stage “back a yard.”

“Anita you have come out of your shell,” said Coach Adam Levine, the winner of last year’s competition with Jamaican Tessanne Chin.

“You kept jabbing with these unexpected, super confident notes,” said Coach Pharrell Williams.

“You are incredible,” added Coach Stefanie. “You have come so far it’s shocking.”

“Wow! I was not expecting that,” Antoinette gushed after Stefani announced her as the victor. “I am so happy. I’m going to the live playoffs, baby! Yes!”

Catch the show down last night here.