The Voice is Back Featuring More Michigan Talent in Season 24

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Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA — October 4, 2023
Gwen Stefani, John Legend, Reba McEntire, and Niall Horan. The Voice judges for Season 24

The Voice,” NBC’s popular singing competition, is back for its 24th season on Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 PM.

This year’s edition features a new coach, Reba McEntire, replacing Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, returning in place of Kelly Clarkson. Niall Horan coached the winner of Season 23, Gina Miles, and he is back with regular John Legend completing the occupants of the blind audition’s turning chairs.

We know Michigan is the home of many huge artists in the music entertainment business. Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Eminem, Kid Rock, Madonna, and Ted Nugent are just a few of the names that come to mind. Each season, aspiring artists from the “MItten State” appear on the television show to showcase their talents and try to earn a shot at the cash prize and recording contract promised to the competition’s winner.

Below are the auditions and bios of Michiganders joining the 2024 Artist’s Lineup.

ALISON ALBRECHT
Novi, MI / Team Reba

Born to two engineers, Alison stands out from the rest of the family. Her parents gifted her first guitar, and she quickly learned to accompany herself. Before she knew it, she was gigging out all over the Detroit area and even ventured to Nashville and played at the famous Bluebird Café.

By the time Alison was in sixth grade, she’d already opened with her original music for the Steve Miller Band in Detroit. At 14, Alison won a contest where she was awarded studio time, a producer, and a booking agent. With this prize, she made her first EP and even started hearing her songs on the radio.

However, she didn’t think music full-time was an option after high school, so she went to the University of Michigan for biopsychology, cognition, and neuroscience. By her junior year, she started performing as much as she could via live streams and gigging. Now, she’s lived in Los Angeles for over a year and has been gigging and recording nonstop.

CHECHI SARAI
Pontiac, MI / Team Gwen

Chechi is a first-generation Nigerian-American whose full name means “God’s wish” in Igbo. From age 13, Chechi began writing songs and turning heads with her whistle notes. Never thinking that music was an option as a career, Chechi went to college to study medicine. However, when she decided she wanted to pursue music instead, the transition was tough, especially in Michigan.

Finding her artistry took time, and her final push was when she opened for Brian McKnight, which motivated her to take the plunge. Now having been in Los Angeles for the past six years, Chechi has made a name for herself. This year she performed with Lizzo at the Grammys, doing background vocals. She has also been in Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir. She fully supports herself with music and has finally convinced her mom that music is what she’s meant to do.

Follow The Lasco Press for updates on The Voice and Michigan’s talented singers as they progress through the competition.