Singer moved to Sacramento to specifically focus on her musical career

Sacramento now has a new resident champion of NBC’s The Voice.  Local singer Gina Miles was announced as the winner of the title during during the finale of the show Tuesday night.

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Miles, 18, secured her spot in the Top 5 last week with a live performance of Kodaline’s “All I Want.” 

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For the first time this season, the show’s viewers instead of its four coaches, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan, selected which singers would advance to the next stage, making those top five was Miles.

In Monday’s finale, Miles chose to perform Taylor Swift’s pop hit “Style” for her first number, saying that “the world needs a little more Pop today.” Miles performance was spot on. 

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“That was just ridiculous, you are a superstar, there is nothing you can’t do, “ said a lm excited Horan. “The fact that you wanted to do a pop song after all of the others that were so haunting and showed your other side dying the show, this was the perfect song for you. There’s is nothing you can’t do. I can’t wait to see where you take this ahead.”

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For her final performance, Miles performed Sinead O’Conner’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” 

“I am so proud of you. I am so glad we picked that song, “said Horan. “Absolutely incredible special moment for me and I bet everyone in the room would agree. America you know something special when you see it.”

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An aspiring professional singer and songwriter, Miles grew up in Paxton and attended Paxton Buckley Loda High School through the end of her junior year. It was then that she moved to Sacramento, to live with her aunt and pursue a career in music more seriously with her father and stepmother’s support. 

Miles first got her interest in music at an early age with having a dad who DJ’d every weekend.

Miles already has an EP out called “Who Are You?” featuring songs she wrote when she was 16 or 17, with hopes to eventually have the opportunity to release an album.

 Now, that dream becomes a reality as the winner of The Voice earns a full recording contract. 

“It’s really crazy. I never thought I would make it this far,” Miles said after advancing into the finals. “I’m really excited and grateful.”

Bill Sullivan
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