The Voice loves to nurture young talent. During the season 24 premiere, Mara Justine dazzled the coaches with her incredible voice. At just 21 years old, Mara has been a talented singer on the rise for years now. Now she’s a frontrunner to win season 24! She’s competing in the finale, airing December 18 and 19, alongside Huntley, Ruby Leigh, Jacquie Roar, and Lila Forde.
During the first night of the two-night finale, Mara left the coaches and audience stunned with her performances of Adele’s “Turning Tables” and Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart.” Her song selection this season has been top-notch. Mara will perform alongside her coach Niall Horan during the December 19 finale event.
So, who is Mara Justine? The singer hails from Galloway, New Jersey. If you’re a fan of reality competition series, you might recognize this singer. Hollywood Life has rounded up 5 key things you need to know about Mara.
Mara Is a Member of Team Niall
Mara took the stage during The Voice season 24 premiere. She performed a terrific rendition of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” After getting a 4-chair turn, Mara ended up choosing Niall as her coach. Over the course of season 24, Mara has continued to showcase her amazing vocals with her performances of Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control,” Florence + The Machine’s “You’ve Got the Love,” and more. For her top 9 live performance, Mara sang a beautiful rendition of “Parachute” by Chris Stapleton and wowed with her trio performance of Taylor Swift’s “Don’t Blame Me” with her fellow artists.
Mara Was on American Idol When She Was Just 15 Years Old
Mara auditioned for American Idol season 16. She performed Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” for her audition. She told the judges at the time that it was her “dream to audition” for the show since she was a little girl. Mara made it to the top 14 before she was sent home.
Mara Auditioned for America’s Got Talent
Before heading to American Idol, Mara auditioned during season 9 of America’s Got Talent. At the time, she was only 11 years old. She made it to AGT’s top 12 before being eliminated.
Mara Has Released Her Own Music
Mara released her self-titled EP back in 2015. She has also been successful with her amazing covers that she’s posted on YouTube. Her 2020 cover of the Bishop Briggs hit “River” has over 940,000 views.
Mara Has a Large TikTok Following
Mara is in tune with the Gen Z generation and has made TikTok a key part of showcasing her vocal skills. The singer has over 612,000 followers on TikTok, and her videos have gotten over 9.3 million likes. She frequently posts covers of songs. Her cover of “You Know My Name” by Tasha Cobbs Leonard has over 2 million likes!