WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Last night on The Voice JessLee from Stuart had two options. Be on Blake Shelton's team or be on Kelly Clarkson's team.
Gesturing respectfully to the judges, "I love you Kelly, but Blake I pick you."
"I love that you picked something that wasn't country, and did your thing with it. That was really smart," coached Kelly Clarkson.
JessLee sang "I'm With You." Blake bragged, "Cassadee Pope sang that song and we won that season."
JessLee Thanks Local Radio Station on Facebook
The 26-year-old is good friends with Ricky Bobby at South Florida Country 103.1 WIRK.
In an article on the radio station's website Ricky says, "To say that I’m proud of her is an extreme understatement. Tuesday night watching her on The Voice gave me this strange sense of accomplishment, that may sound strange but let me explain. I’ve been performing basically my entire life and Jess and I spoke about the turmoil of trying to make something of yourself in the music industry in almost every conversation. She had this insane amount optimism that I didn’t have when I was younger, but I tell you it rubbed off on me. Every time I felt a little sunk in my career I reached out to her to see what she was doing and Jess was always on some new endeavor. Her drive gave me hope that I could be able to make something of myself if I really bust my ass and stay positive. So when I saw her audition, turn heads, and turn chairs I knew that optimism and hard work like that can get you where ever you want to go."
Her hometown is Loxahatchee and she was introduced to music by her grandparents and has been writing her own songs since she was 9. The first song she wrote won a local Florida songwriting contest. However, her father’s criticism wore on her self-esteem and drove her weight up. By 20, she was living an unhealthy life and in a bad relationship. She found the courage to leave, get healthy and pursue singing. JessLee marketed her unique voice and platform as "music and muscles.” She won the iHeart Country showdown in 2017 and has opened for acts such as LOCASH and “The Voice's” own Cassadee Pope.