Nebraska’s own, Hannah Huston, won third place in the 10th season of “The Voice.”
Huston, a preschool teacher in Lincoln and a Grand Island native, fell just short of winning the contest, finishing behind winner Alisan Porter and runner-us Adam Wakefield. Huston earlier won a spot in the final four of contestants for the popular NBC program.
“It’s bittersweet that it’s ending,” Huston told the audience. “I’ll miss it a ton.”
Huston, 25, sung an original composition she co-wrote with Pharrell Williams for the Monday competition finale, “I Call the Shots.” That original song was the culmination of her performance throughout the competition, with her covers of popular music earning her the final four appearance and an eventual shot at the ultimate prize, a recording contract.
During the shows concluding broadcast, Huston performed a duet with CeeLo Green of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.” She also sang with former Voice contestants Bryan Bautista, Caity Peters and Brian Nhira, covering Adele’s “When We Were Young.”
Huston is a preschool teacher at Arnold Elementary in Lincoln. She said it was important to demonstrate to her students that they can be whatever they want to be.