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Poland’s Cooper competes in Voice knockout round

Four artists who were saved during the Battle Rounds competed in a Four-Way Knockout Tuesday night on The Voice, including Julia Cooper from Poland.

Cooper went head-to-head with Taryn Papa, Larriah Jackson, and Ryan Gallagher. Cooper sang “Wish You Were Gay” by Billie Eillish.

Papa performed “Cry” by Faith Hill, Jackson sang “One and Only” by Adele and Gallagher performed “Time to Say Goodbye” by Andrea Bocelli.

America voted during the episode to choose which of the four artists moves forward in the competition.

At the top of the first Voice live show on Monday, it will be revealed which of the four artists was voted through by America, and that artist will continue to the live shows with their original team.

Cooper, 21, grew up performing on the Youngstown Playhouse stage with its Youth Theatre and at Powers Auditorium as one of the Little Rascals in Easy Street Productions’ “Miracle on Easy Street.”

Now the 21-year-old singer from Poland is sharing a stage with John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani as a contestant on the NBC reality competition series.

Cooper’s journey to a national television audience started in the Mahoning Valley. She cited several mentors and teachers who helped nurture her talent and her love of music and theater — Easy Street cofounder Maureen Collins, Kathi’s Dance and Gym Center in Poland, voice teachers that included Liz Rubino, Amanda Beagle and Michael Moritz.

“I’ve been singing and doing local theater since I was 5,” she said.

She was in Poland schools through eighth grade, but she decided to go to high school at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, Pa., and from that point on she primarily did theater in the Pittsburgh area. She’s currently studying commercial songwriting at Middle Tennessee State University outside Nashville, but with classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she’s back home in Poland.

Cooper first submitted an audition for “The Voice” about a year ago because she heard they were going to be in Pittsburgh. She didn’t get picked that time.

Poland’s Cooper competes in Voice knockout round

Four artists who were saved during the Battle Rounds competed in a Four-Way Knockout Tuesday night on The Voice, including Julia Cooper from Poland.

Cooper went head-to-head with Taryn Papa, Larriah Jackson, and Ryan Gallagher. Cooper sang “Wish You Were Gay” by Billie Eillish.

Papa performed “Cry” by Faith Hill, Jackson sang “One and Only” by Adele and Gallagher performed â”Time to Say Goodbye” by Andrea Bocelli.

America voted during the episode to choose which of the four artists moves forward in the competition.

At the top of the first Voice live show on Monday, it will be revealed which of the four artists was voted through by America, and that artist will continue to the live shows with their original team.

Cooper, 21, grew up performing on the Youngstown Playhouse stage with its Youth Theatre and at Powers Auditorium as one of the Little Rascals in Easy Street Productions’ “Miracle on Easy Street.”

Now the 21-year-old singer from Poland is sharing a stage with John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani as a contestant on the NBC reality competition series.

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