Clearwater singer Juliet Simms impresses judging panel on NBC's The Voice
Another day, another big name reality show featuring somebody from the Tampa Bay area.
This time it's Clearwater singer Juliet Simms who popped up on Sunday's post-Super Bowl debut of NBC's singing competition The Voice.
Despite earning a deal with Sony as a teenager, leading her Tampa band Automatic Loveletter through three record labels and multiple appearances on the Warped Tour, Simms was below-the-radar enough to compete on NBC's show, which offers big album deals to the top finishers.
On the show's audition component, star judges Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton listen to singers with their backs turned, slapping a button to indicate their interest in featuring the vocalist on their team. Simms' bluesy voice drew immediate attention from Green and Levine, with Aguilera eventually turning around just before the song ended.
Aguilera took a few shots at Maroon 5 singer Levine once the song ended, jokingly calling him a "used car salesman" who would schmooze Simms into choosing his team. But she went with Green, who simply told her "you turn me on."
Check out her performance below: