Local singer Casey Weston tasted stardom as her performance last week on NBC’s “The Voice” soared up the music charts.
Yet, the 18-year-old will find out Tuesday night (9 p.m.) if she is enough of a fan favorite to move on in the singing contest.
“I’m preparing as if I’m going to sing live,” Weston said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles on Monday. “I just want one more chance to sing.”
Weston’s version of “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” jumped up into the Top 30 on iTunes’ most popular singles list after an estimated 12 million people watched the national performance.
This could be a good sign for the recent Gulf Coast High School graduate. Each download counts as a vote to keep her chances alive at winning $100,000 and a recording contract.
In the previous week, contestant Dia Frampton leaped up the iTunes charts with “Heartless” and was the fan choice on celebrity coach Blake Shelton’s team.
Weston will have to fend off teammate Javier Colon, whose version of “Angel,” vaulted all the way to No. 10 on iTunes. Only two from celebrity coach Adam Levine’s team can move on to the semifinals.
But there are two ways Weston can stay in the competition.
Weston will either have to win the fan vote or have Levine pick her. Levine, the lead singer from Maroon 5, already gave Weston the nod in a previous battle round competition.
The remaining eight singers will sing live on tonight’s show after the eliminations are made. The fans will choose one singer from each celebrity’s team to move on and compete in the finals.
The voting will only be open for one night.
“I really need the fans to keep voting like crazy for me,” Weston said. “Without them I can’t survive.”
Four finalist will be announced on Wednesday night.