A RED TICKET means a callback audition for The Voice. Cori Madison Norton is hopeful her next audition for The Voice will be her lucky charm. The 19-year-old is the daughter of Misty and Blake Norton.
Cairo crooner Cori Madison Norton struck it red for a second time when she auditioned for the television show “The Voice” in Atlanta over the weekend. This was the second time the local teenager, now 19, tried out for the singing program, and the second time she earned a red ticket qualifying her for a callback the next day.
The first time Norton sang for the TV show producers, she was 15. This time, her first audition took place Saturday, and the callback happened on her birthday which was Sunday. Both times she has enjoyed the strong support of her parents, Misty and Blake Norton, and her little sister, Cali Jack Norton.
This time, she performed “Nose on the Grindstone” by Tyler Childers.
“I wanted to try out again because singing is a strong passion of mine and I am determined to make the third time the charm!” says the enthusiastic singer.
Although she was not invited to compete at the next level, Norton says she plans to keep her own nose to the grindstone and continue working on her craft.
Meanwhile, she is studying cosmetology at Aveda Institute in Tallahassee with plans to graduate in September, and she is also working part-time at Awaken514 Salon in Tallahassee.
At least two other Cairo singers participated in the open call audition for The Voice, Cierra Pineda and Aubree Hanks.