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  • NBC Fort Wayne singer Addison Agen sings "Lucky" on Monday's episode of "The Voice." 

  • NBC Fort Wayne singer Addison Agen sings "Lucky" on Monday's episode of "The Voice." 

  • NBC Fort Wayne singer Addison Agen sings "Lucky" on Monday's episode of "The Voice." 

  • NBC Fort Wayne singer Addison Agen sings "Lucky" on Monday's episode of "The Voice." 

  • NBC Fort Wayne singer Addison Agen sings "Lucky" on Monday's episode of "The Voice." 

  • NBC Fort Wayne singer Addison Agen sings "Lucky" on Monday's episode of "The Voice." 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:00 am

Addison Agen performs 'Lucky'

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

Local singer Addison Agen had her eyes on the semi-finals as she closed out Monday night's episode of "The Voice" with Britney Spears' "Lucky."

In a pre-recorded segment before her live performance, the Concordia Lutheran High School junior said she chose the song because it speaks to her journey on the NBC singing competition.

"Being on 'The Voice,' it's shown me what being this kind of a star looks like," she said. "All of the behind the scenes stuff is a lot more than anyone ever expects, and that's what this song is about. She's lucky to be in this situation, but me being on the stage doesn't mean I'm different from anybody else."

Her coach, Adam Levine, said the song choice shows her creativity and that she is building a name for herself based on credibility and subtlety, which he calls a bit of a lost art.

The 16-year-old said she isn't ready for her "Voice" ride to be over.

"I've learned so much on this so far," she said. "I know I can learn more from everyone around me. I don't want this to end."

After her performance, Agen earned accolades from former coach Miley Cyrus who credited her for making Spears' song her own. Levine lauded her as well.

"There are a lot of great singers in this competition. And it's tough, but I will say that I truly believe you are the best artist in this competition," he said. "I say that because it's really, really hard to kind of really show who you are because you're kind of singing karaoke every week – it's not easy. But, Addison, you're the real deal. You've arrived. You're inspirational to so many people out there and I just love your fans. I love who you are. I love how you carry yourself. You are a class act and one of the best singers I know and I love you."

Results of fan voting will be revealed live tonight beginning at 8 p.m. on NBC where the bottom three will perform again and two singers will be cut from the competition. The top eight singers advance to the semi-finals and perform again Monday. Then next Tuesday, the field will be narrowed to four singers for the finals, which air the following week. The winner receives a recording contract.

"Lucky" was co-written by Max Martin and Rami Yacoub.

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