North Texas Families Cheer on "The Voice" Contestants

Amber Carrington made it through the first night of knockout rounds

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    Taylor Beckham and Amber Carrington are competing to be named "The Voice" and they've got plenty of support from home. (Published Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013)

     

    One North Texas powerhouse vocalist gave a knockout performance on “The Voice” Monday night and another will take the stage on Tuesday.

    Rockwall native Amber Carrington advances to the next round as she won over “The Voice” coach Adam Levine in the first night of knockout rounds.

    Fellow North Texan Taylor Beckham will compete in a knockout round on Tuesday.

    The girls' biggest fans in North Texas will be glued to their televisions.

    Carrington, the first singer in the voice competition to make it to the live shows, has been knocking out the competition with her high notes for years.

    But in Rockwall, her family says their baby girl has wanted to share her voice with the world, since she was 10 years old.

    "We knew that one day, she had a real gift from God that she was going to be able to use and it's really impossible for us to say how proud of us we are of her," said Jean Vice, Carrington’s grandmother.

    Carrington will take the stage with her mother in her heart – who died after a long battle with cancer last year.

    "She says I've got God on one side and my mother on the other side," said Vice. "She was determined, she was going to get up and keep on going, and keep on singing because she knows that's what her mom would want her to do."

    In Sachse, Alex Steele said her life-long best friend Taylor Beckham is a competitor, in more ways than one.

    "Oh my gosh, she's always been talented. I remember having jam sessions with her all the time and when she first aired on the show, I cried," said Steele.

    Beckham grew up in Garland ISD, training to be an Olympic gymnast, until she set her sights on music.

    "She's just unique I mean look at her with her fiery red hair she has a cute personality and we just clicked," said Steele.

    Two North Texas talents will set the tone for these battles, with their biggest fans, cheering from the hometown side of the ring.