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Provo indie singer Belle Jewel to compete on 'The Voice' live show Monday with real-time voting

Eighteen-year-old Provo resident Belle Jewel is preparing to compete as one of the 20 musical artists on “The Voice” live show with real time voting Monday evening. She is rehearsing and stepping back to remember what put her on this journey.

“There is a fine line between over rehearsed and not being prepared enough,” she said. She’ll do vocal warm-ups and “practice until I feel confident,” Jewel said. If, later in the day, she feels the need to do additional rehearsals, she will. In all, it’s generally about three to four hours of practice a day.

Her motivation comes from remembering why she auditioned.

“What is getting me ready for the live shows is to remember why I’m doing this, and it’s because I love singing,” Jewel said in a phone interview with the Deseret News.

Jewel, who puts a vintage spin on songs, has made it through three of the competition’s five rounds. Coach Alicia Keys turned her chair for the indie singer, and Keys picked Jewel in the battle rounds when team members sang duets to move to the next round. During the knockout round, where singers from the same team picked their song and sang against each other, she lost the duel, but Coach Miley Cyrus used her only steal to add Jewel to her team.

Now, in the first live show, the five members from each of the four teams will sing a song of their choice and three from each team will move to the finals — two picked by live voting and one by each coach, including Keys, Cyrus, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

This season, the show’s 11th, the results will be announced at the end of Monday’s episode, and the voting will be done through the “The Voice” app or through Twitter @NBCTheVoice, according to NBC. The show will be live for Eastern and Central time zones. Updates will be made on Twitter and for those who want to vote in the Pacific and Mountain time zones, which includes Utah.

Jewel said she has learned something different from each coach she's worked with.

“The thing I learned the most from Alicia was learning to be myself and be it as loud as a could be — and to not be afraid to be unique and to not be afraid to take risks,” Jewel said.

During the knockout round, competitors met with their coach and country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

Hill and McGraw “helped me see that I do have what it takes to be an artist, not just a musician,” Jewel said.

She switched teams after the knockout round and has been working with Cyrus, who is coaching her for Monday’s competition.

“So far, Miley has taught me about going out of my comfort zone and pushing my boundaries vocally and as an artist,” she said. “I think it’s important to keep growing, and she’s helping me do that.”

In live shows, she will be competing against other members of Team Miley, which is tricky, as she’s become friends with them.

“You want to succeed, and you want to do well, but you also want to see your friends succeed and do well,” Jewel said. “Luckily, most of us have been able to put the competition aspect of it aside and support each other and do our best, while encouraging each other to do their best.”

There have been several other Utah singers on “The Voice.” In 2013, Ryan Innes of Provo and former Brigham Young University student Amy Whitcomb competed in Season 4. In 2014, Madilyn Paige and Tanner James, both of Provo, dueled in the battle rounds on Season 6. In Season 7, Tanner Linford went out during the knockout round as did Dustin Christensen of Orem in Season 9.

“The Voice” will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. Eastern time (6 p.m. Mountain time), and the voting will be during the live show, with voting within specific teams while those team members are performing. It will be shown locally at 7 p.m. Mountain time on NBC.

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