The Voice: KU student and St. Louis native Caroline Glaser knocked out in live round
11:55 AM, May 9, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The live results show for the popular NBC program "The Voice" aired Wednesday night on 41 Action News and revealed which contestants will advance to the final 12 next week.
Missouri native and former KU student Caroline Glaser was eliminated from the competition during that show. Glaser made it to the top 16 and performed Monday night during the first live playoff round where she sang for coach Adam Levine's team. She was first on coach Blake Shelton's team but when he picked the youngest contestant in the competition, Danielle Bradberry, as the winner of a battle round, Levine was quick to exercise a steal in order to secure Glaser for his team.
"It was really hard. I love Danielle. She is so sweet and we would practice all the time and after every single time we would say I don't want to battle you," Glaser said about preparing for the knock-out round with Bradberry.
Caroline performed "The A Team" Monday night while sitting on a stool and playing her guitar in the "coffee house" style, which became what she was known for. During an interview with the 41 Action News Team in Los Angeles Monday night after the show, she said she felt confident about the performance.
"I felt like I was in my element like I was back at the coffee shop at home. It was fun," Glaser said. "I feel great. I am literally running on pure adrenaline right now. It was so fun and I feel good about my performance."
Glaser stepped away from classes at KU where she was studying Education in order to pursue her music career.
"It's crazy. It's inspirational. It's awesome," said Caroline's older brother Elliot Glaser. "I can't tell you how proud I am of her."
"It's such an exciting time for Caroline and for her family," said the 18 year old's mother, Mitzy Glaser. "Just to see how far she has come is incredible."
Her brother and mother were both in the audience the night of her performance at Universal Studios in Los Angeles but the family said her father, who is a physician in St. Louis, could not be at the performance. She said Monday that her fans in Missouri are very special to her.
"I love them and thank you so much for your support. I couldn't do this without them honestly. It's been amazing."
Glaser was unavailable for comment Wednesday night while she traveled back home.