Clearwater native Juliet Simms survived to sing another day on NBC's The Voice, defeating buttoned-down crooner Sarah Golden on Monday in a battle of the Rod Stewart clones. In truth, the competition wasn't particularly fair, as Simms' smoky, bluesy voice was perfect for knocking a Stewart song out of the park. Still, Simms got teary eyed after the competition, noting she'd been trying to make her singing career happen for quite a while. Despite earning a deal with Sony as a teenager and leading her Tampa band Automatic Loveletter through three record labels, Simms was below-the-radar enough to compete on NBC's show, which offers big album deals to the top finishers.
Clearwater native Juliet Simms survives round on NBC's 'The Voice'
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