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Savannah Reeves, a junior at Scott County High School, will be heading to San Francisco this week to try out for the NBC show, “The Voice.”

Savannah won a “blind” sing off on Instagram Friday. She competed against another singer — no video, just ‘the voice’ — and won an invitation to the open auditions in San Francisco on Feb. 24.

The ‘InstaBlinds’ competition is a new part of the auditions for “The Voice” for the upcoming season. Competitors may enter by submitting a video “of yourself singing with your camera covered like a real blind audition!”

Agness Reeves, Savannah’s mother, was contacted by “The Voice” Thursday about 11:30 p.m. and alerted Savannah’s video had been selected for the show’s “InstaBlind” competition on Instagram, said Savannah on her Facebook page.

Voters could hear two singers and vote for their favorite. There were three InstaBlind competitions Friday evening with the winners invited to compete at the San Francisco auditions.

Casting is under way for this fall’s show. Judges this year will be John Legend, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton. The show is looking for undiscovered singers with an interesting story, states its website. “The Voice” is a three-time Emmy Award winning series.

Savannah is a well known popular performer at several local entertainment spots. Her Facebook post includes a self portrait with the exclamation, “Excited and honored to be chosen to head to San Francisco to ‘The Voice.”’

Mike Scogin can be reached at mscogin@news-graphic.com.

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