The Voice returns to NBC on Monday, Sept. 25 with a coaching quartet of Reba McEntire, John Legend, Gwen Stefani and Niall Horan.
Here’s more about Jacquie.
* She released her first solo single, the impressive “Fire on the Mountain,” in June. You can check it out below. Says Jacquie: “They sing about broken hearts, I sing about avenging them.”
* That song is likely part of an EP Jacquie’s been working on, judging from a recent interview with Goathead Records.
* In that interview, Jacquie says her music is mostly inspired by Fleetwood Mac and the sounds of the 1970s, mixed with modern emotion. “The biggest challenge for me is that I sometimes go too deep and get too dark.”
* That first solo single is hardly her only released music. She’s fronted a band call Lace + Thorn that released six singles between 2019 and 2022. The most popular on Spotify is “Medicine Man,” released last year.
* In a May Facebook post, Jacquie refers to a traumatic childhood experience that affected her self-confidence well into adulthood.
* She’s now in a much better place, she writes, partly because she has a daughter she needs to teach to be self-confident and “feel beautiful always.”
* Adds Jacquie: “Music, singing and performing is who I am and who I was always afraid of being. Not anymore. Big things are coming and I can’t wait to show you the REAL me.”
* Jacquie Roar is a stage name, and The Voice will not be her first foray into a televised singing competition.
* She was Jacquie Cera from the Portland, Oregon area when she appeared on Season 11 of American Idol.
* Idol aired her Hollywood Week group round performance of Boston’s “More Than a Feeling.” That was a season in which several of the Hollywood Week contestants came down with a flu bug. Jacquie fainted at one point, but insisted on performing. She and most of her group members were eliminated.
* She’s been busy performing ever since. Other career highlights include singing prior to concerts by Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and Kelsea Ballerini and singing the national anthem for the Portland Trailblazers.