It's not often that a singer who is auditioning on NBCs "The Voice" turns all four of the judges chairs, but I am proud to say one of our very own, Chicago's Sandy Redd, did just that on Tuesday. Singing "River" by Bishop Briggs, Redd impressed the judges big time, each of them turning their chairs around to see where that awesome voice was coming from.
But in a surprise move, Redd did not pick fellow Chicagoan and judge Jennifer Hudson to be her coach, instead she went with Kelly Clarkson. Redd said that the American Idol winner just said all the right things that she wanted to hear and she followed her heart when choosing Clarkson. But it's definitely no love lost, no matter what happens with Sandy Redd and her singing career, no matter who is her vocal coach, no matter what shows she competes on, she is truly a winner.
I am cheering for her all the way and not only because she's from the hometown, but because she is a genuinely sweet sister with a humble spirit who happens to have a huge talent. And for those reasons she deserves to win.