Can Clearwater native Juliet Simms keep Tampa Bay's reality TV hopes alive on The Voice?
The year started with such promise for Tampa Bay area fans of reality TV.
But within a few months, we've seen folks with local ties bounced off Survivor, The Amazing Race, Fear Factor and American Idol, leaving Clearwater native Juliet Simms as our only hope for local redemption on NBC's singing competition The Voice.
She took the stage Monday with a strained version of Aerosmith's "Cryin'," dressed in a stage outfit garnished with huge feathers, as if she'd stepped off a Las Vegas casino stage.
Her rock 'n' rock spirit was evident, but a few of the notes weren't quite there to my ears; still, superstar coaches Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine were supportive and Simms has seemed a favorite for much of the show.
Green and Levine sent different singers home through an instant elimination Monday night, handing walking papers to James Massone and Pip.
But another elimination awaits tonight at 9 p.m.; voting is still open until 10 a.m. and you can vote by email or Facebook by clicking here.
Check out Simms' performance below, and ask yourself: Is she The Voice?