Re-Live Jacquie Roar’s Remarkable Run On The Voice, From A Rare Four-Chair Turn To The Finale

Meet the wedding DJ turned The Voice finalist!

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Lauren Jo Black

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December 18, 2023

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Jacquie Roar; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

The Voice finalist Jacquie Roar made a lasting impression on viewers from the moment she stepped onto the stage for her blind audition. She has continued to captivate audiences through the Battles, Knockouts, and Playoffs, and is now one of the five remaining contestants heading into the highly anticipated Season 24 finale. 

Before Roar hits the stage for her final performances of the season and the winner of The Voice Season 24 is revealed, we’re taking a look back on her journey on the show. 

Blind Audition

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Roar, a 37-year-old wedding DJ from Oregon, earned a rare four-chair turn with her Blind Audition performance of Gretchen Wilson’s “Here for the Party.” While she got off to a bit of a rocky start, she recovered and impressed the entire coaches panel. The country singer was so into her performance that she ended up losing an earring at the end, prompting laughs from the coaches panel following the rare four-chair turn.

“I’ve heard of dropping the mic but never dropping the earrings,” Reba McEntire quipped. 

When it was time to pick her coach, Roar enlisted the help of her daughter, who joined her on stage to select Team Gwen Stefani. 

Battles

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A big shakeup came during the Battles round, when Roar performed a duet of Jelly Roll’s “Need a Favor” with BIAS. Ultimately, BIAS won the battle, however, Roar’s time on The Voice was not finished as Reba used a Steal to bring Roar over to her team. 

“I’m a very hard worker, I’m a very hard singer, so somebody hit that button because I’m not leaving this stage,” she pleaded moments before Reba stole her. 

Knockouts

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During the Knockouts, Jacquie Roar faced off against Tom Nitti and Alison Albrecht. Her cover of Maren Morris’ “Girl” is what took her to the next round during this portion of the competition. At the time, Reba explained her decision: “I chose Jacquie because she knows her range [and] her showmanship is wonderful. She’s comfortable in her own skin.”

Roar’s standout cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” had Stefani regretting her decision in the Battles round. “I was sitting here going, ‘Who are you, Gwen Stefani? Like, how could you let her go to Reba? Like, you’re so dumb!’” Stefani said following the memorable performance. 

Live Rounds

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During the Live rounds, Roar continued to impress with covers of Lainey Wilson’s “Wildflowers and Wild Horses,” Taylor Swift’s “ Don’t Blame Me” (with Mara Justine and Nini Iris), Sia’s “Alive,” and “Alone” by Heart. The Heart cover earned the Roar an Instant Save from the audience members and this is what ultimately secured her place in the Top 5. 

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The Voice will crown its Season 24 winner on Tuesday, December 19 following back-to-back finale episodes. The first show will air on Monday, December 18 at 8 pm ET, and the second episode will air on Tuesday, December 19 at 9 pm ET. The finale will premiere on NBC and will be available to stream on Peacok the following day beginning at 6 am ET. Additionally, fans can also watch The Voice by logging into NBC.com with their cable providers. 

Representing Team Reba

Jacquie Roar will face off against fellow Team Reba contestant Ruby Leigh as well as Huntley (Team Niall), Lila Forde (Team Legend), and Mara Justine (Team Niall). 

The Voice finale will feature a slew of special guest performers. Click HERE to see who’s performing.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.