Tennessee singers hope to become the next 'Voice'

(WMC-TV) - The chance of becoming a mega star might be one-in-a-million but that did not intimidate local vocalists hoping to be the next "Voice".

Hundreds of hopefuls waited hours to audition for NBC's hit reality show "The Voice".

Singers were told to come prepared to perform popular songs. With so little time to impress the judges, singers must do more than just carry a tune.

From amateurs to career musicians, producers of "The Voice" had their pick of Mid-South talent.

Singers who were there Saturday do not plan to take it personally if they do not make it through the first round of judging.

"A lot of hard work persistence, never giving up even if you feel like it and just following your dreams always," said Brandi Copeland, who traveled from Nashville to audition.

"The Voice" will begin airing on NBC on September 10.

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