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Former 'Voice' contestant to perform in Duluth

Madi Davis, who has family ties to Superior, performs on NBC's "The Voice" earlier this year. She is set to play a show in Duluth on Thursday. (Photo by Tyler Golden / NBC)

By Christa Lawler

Duluth News Tribune

A southern singer-songwriter with local ties who was ousted just short of the finals of this past season of NBC's "The Voice" will mark her return to the non-televised stage with a show at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth.

Madi Davis plays at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 208 E. First St.

Davis was the only member of Pharell Williams' team to make the Top 10 and along the way she covered Cyndi Lauper (her version of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" hit Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart), Jewel, Fleetwood Mac and Vance Joy.

Davis was one of nine contestants remaining when she was eliminated from the show. In her final performance in mid-December, she sang "Don't Dream it's Over" by Crowded House.

The 16-year-old's grandparents, Richard and Judi Walker, live in Superior. Her mother, Wendy, went to Superior High School and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Her father, Scott, also attended UWS. She currently lives in Texas and is in town visiting family, according to Twin Ports Nightlife.