Lee U's Jared Herzog lands spot on 'The Voice'

By CHRISTY ARMSTRONG
Posted 10/8/19

A Lee University student landed a spot on televised music competition “The Voice” during the show’s fifth episode of “blind auditions” which aired Monday night. Jared Herzog, a native …

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Lee U's Jared Herzog lands spot on 'The Voice'

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A Lee University student landed a spot on televised music competition “The Voice” during the show’s fifth episode of “blind auditions” which aired Monday night. 
 
Jared Herzog, a native of Niceville, Fla., grabbed the judges’ attention with his rendition of the song “Speechless” by Dan + Shay. 
 
“Growing up, I was really involved in chorus. I’ve classically trained, now, for about four years, and I’m a senior now at Lee University,” Herzog said. 
 
Herzog, a music business major, is known on Lee’s campus as both a singer and an athlete. He leads music in chapel as part of the LeeU Worship band and is also captain of Lee’s cross country running team.
 
Three of the show’s four judges — John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani — asked him to be on their teams. He ultimately chose “Team Legend.” 
 
“You showed a lot of range and versatility,” Legend told Herzog. “You take the whole audience on a journey, and that’s what this performance is all about.” 
 
Stefani added, “You have so many different sides to your voice, so much personality."
 
Herzog, 21, is not the first singer from Lee to make it onto “The Voice.” Others include Season 9 winner Jordan Smith and Brooke Simpson, who placed third in Season 13. 
 
Now that he made it through the “blind auditions,” Herzog will go on to the show’s “Battle Rounds,” where he will be paired with another singer for a duet to see which of them can sing an assigned song the best.  
 
“The Voice” airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC. 
 

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