Her audition: Missy Robertson, 34, of Sacramento, Calif., auditioned with “Scars to Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara. She was well into an impressive rendition of the song — in fact, she’d almost finished — when Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys — turned around. Missy joined Team Alicia.
Her background: Missy said she’s been watching the show with her family for 11 seasons. She works as an employment specialist, helping people with disabilities find jobs. She says she loves what she does, but has been working to break into the music industry since age 17. Her father is a pastor and she grew up singing in church. She now sings in a band with her sister. “To have 90 seconds to sing to the world is an amazing opportunity,” she said. She says The Voice is her chance to get her “dream job.”
What the show didn’t show:
* With her father serving as a pastor, her family moved quite often while she was growing up and Missy was homeschooled.
* Her bio on The Voice website says she independently produced a solo album when she was 21 and had multiple records deals in her 20s, all of which “fell apart.”
* Missy joined with her sister Crissy and Cole Callejo to form the Christian group The OutGo in 2012.
* The group’s name came from Mark 16:15, where Jesus commanded beleivers to “Go out into the world and preach the gospel.”
* Head to the band’s website and you can hear their first single, “Broken Heart.” At the time, they were also fund-raising for a three-song EP through Go Fund Me.
* Two other songs from The OutGo — “Pretender” and “What Do You Do” — are available on Soundcloud. “Broken Heart” and “What Do You Do” are available as singles on iTunes.
* Missy also works as a worship leader and inspirational speaker, according to her Facebook bio. She and her father, Randy, are pastors with Church of the Harvest.
* Missy said she chose “Scars to Your Beautiful” for her audition because of the song’s message. That’s something she hopes to continue to do, she said during a conference call with the media. “I’m a songwriter, so lyrics are really important to me. I don’t want to just get up there and just sing a song to sing a song. I want to say something.”
“Holy War” (cover)
“You Make Me Brave” (cover)