Ansley Burns is a teenager from Easley, South Carolina who has been singing since she was 3 years old and started taking vocal lessons at age 8. The teen competed on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent, where she made it to the semifinals. She also participated on The Voice and won a spot on Blake Shelton’s team.
During her Blind Audition on Monday, Ansley sang “Unchained Melody,” which is not an easy song to sing and showcased her impressive vibrato. She also hit some high notes that had Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani turning their chairs around for her. Blake was faster to act and dropped his block on his wife, securing Ansley for his team.
In the Judge Cuts, Ansley sang Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl,” but halfway through her performance, Simon Cowell stopped her and asked for her to stop the backing track and perform it a cappella. Although she didn’t advance to the quarterfinals, she was chosen as one of the Wild Card acts for the quarterfinals and advanced again with a performance of LeAnn Rimes’ “Swingin.”
While Ansley is just starting high school, she is already pursuing her dream of being a country music singer. Her YouTube channel has some videos of her performing at local events, and she also posts covers on her Instagram page. She says she hopes to continue pursuing her singing career and hopes to eventually become an icon. Licensed marriage and family therapist Jacklyn Murphy, from Healing Solutions in Spartanburg, said it’s important for young reality show contestants to have a parent with them to help monitor their social media and keep them safe.