Jamella Perkins: From “The Voice” of SAMLARC to NBC’s The Voice!

SAMLARC singer Jamella Perkins is a Rancho Santa Margarita native who just finished competing as a contestant on a nationally televised singing competition called The Voice!

The Voice is a unique singing competition that begins with a round of blind auditions. Artists perform for four celebrity coaches who have their backs turned to the stage. If the coaches like what they hear, they press a button to turn their chairs around for a chance to add the artist to their team of talent. Throughout the show, each coach works with their team members to encourage them, provide advice and empower them to succeed.

Jamella’s powerful audition performance of “Dive” by Ed Sheeran immediately captured Coach Kelly Clarkson’s attention. After selecting Jamella for her team, Kelly helped train her throughout the season by providing suggestions and encouragement as Jamella competed in multiple elimination rounds against other skilled singers. Jamella was recently eliminated after progressing through several elimination rounds, but this singing opportunity on The Voice is just one step in Jamella’s future singing career.

While this experience on The Voice is an impressive accomplishment, Jamella has worked hard for years to be successful in her singing career and create an opportunity like this for herself. She and her mo