FHN Alumna Audri Bartholomew Performed on The Voice

"The Voice"

By Kylah Woods

On Monday, Oct. 1, FHN Alumna Audri Bartholomew auditioned for NBC’s The Voice. Bartholomew attended FHN throughout 2014 and 2015, before transferring to Fort Zumwalt West for her senior year.

“She was in choir and I knew her pretty well,” Guidance Counselor and former Choir Director, Lorraine Smith said. “All she wanted to do was perform. There was no doubt in my mind that she would do something big. We have tons of talented people here at North, but she always really stood out to me. She had stage presence, confidence, the voice, she had everything.”

Bartholomew performed “Never Enough” which is originally sung by Loren Allred. During her performance, Jennifer Hudson turned around for her so Bartholomew will be on Hudson’s team for her remaining time on the show.

The Greatest Showman is one of my favorite movies and I remember being in the theater with my grandma with complete chills when that song came on,” Bartholomew said. “I knew I needed to learn that song and perform it and what bigger stage to do it on than The Voice.”

Bartholomew has been singing since she was 3-years-old. Her father was a rapper, so she’s been involved with the music business for most of her life. According to Smith, performing on stage seemed like it was a dream of Bartholomew’s.

“I remember walking onto the stage and then everything kind of went blank,” Bartholomew said. “It was so nerve wracking, because I needed to get the chair to turn. I needed to nail the performance.”