Earlier this Tuesday, Utah’s Dia Frampton moved into the finals of NBC’s hit singing competition The Voice, but it was no “walk in the park.”
After the eight semifinalists performed their songs, each of the four pairs of contestants received points from their coach/judge. That total was added to 100 points assigned as a percentage of viewers’ votes.
After Dia’s coach/judge, country music star Blake Shelton, split his 100 points between her and Xenia Martinez, 23-year-old Hampton’s fate was left in the hands of the viewers.
“I believe in them both so much and I love them. I mean, I really do,” Shelton said. “You can’t put a score on that. You can’t put a number on that.”
In the end, Frampton squeezed out a narrow victory by grabbing 56 of the 100 total viewer points available.
“I’m just so grateful for this opportunity,” said Frampton, fighting back tears.
The four finalists will perform on “The Voice” next Tuesday, June 27 at 9pm EST.
The winner, who will receive a $100,000 prize and a recording contract, will be declared during the show’s finale on Wednesday at 8pm. Additionally, Miranda Lambert, the Grammy-winning wife of Shelton, is scheduled to team up with Frampton for a special duet prior to the final vote.
Check out Frampton’s semi-final performance of “Losing My Religion” below: