The Jersey girls are turning up the heat on "The Voice," with the second night of blind auditions bringing Montclair's Autumn Turner a four-chair turnaround.
The figure skating coach almost immediately earned Adam Levine's vote with her sultry opening notes to Donna Summer's "Last Dance," and by the time she hit her disco stride and ended with an eardrum-piercing (in the best way possible) high note, she had also prompted Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton to turn around.
Keys, who lives in Englewood, worked the "East Coast connection" and told Turner she loved the way the song grew and her determination to show different styles. Her wooing paid off; Turner picked Keys to be her mentor.
Turner is a 2009 graduate of Upper Montclair's Lacordaire Academy.
Monday night, another New Jersey woman impressed judges: Felicia Temple, a 28-year-old Teaneck nurses who works at Holy Name Medical Center performing Etta James' ballad "All I Could Do Was Cry." She also picked Alicia Keys as her mentor.
"The Voice" blind auditions continue Thursday with an hour-long episode beginning at 8 p.m.
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