Nebraska’s own, Hannah Huston, is returning to her home state for a performance which will feature the songs she sang on “The Voice.”
Huston, a Grand Island native, who became a preschool teacher in Lincoln was a finalist in the recently concluded 10th season of the NBC-TV show.
She will perform with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra September 18th at the Lied Center in downtown Lincoln.
“So this will be really different. I’m in my hometown, singing in front of all of my friends. Yeah, it will be interesting. It will be kind of emotional, I feel like,” Hannah tells Jack and Dave in the Morning on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
Huston, 25, has been on a whirlwind tour of the state since completing competition on “The Voice.”
Singer Pharrell Williams coached Huston during her long run on the show, at one time irritating a few Nebraskans when he kept repeating where she was from.
“Pharrell came up to me like the next day after he had said ‘Nebraska’ like three times on the show,” Huston says. “And he came up to me and said, ‘Hannah, I didn’t mean to make them angry. I just wanted people to be proud of where you come from. I just kept saying it, because I wanted people to know.’ And I go, I know, they don’t mean any harm, they just don’t think you know where we are.”
Huston will perform many of the songs she sang on the show with the 70-piece Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. Huston will also perform a song with schoolchildren from Arnold Elementary School in Lincoln, where she teaches.
“What’s supper special is we’re going to have students learn a song at the beginning of their school year and then they’ll be able to join me up on stage and we’ll sing a song together,” according to Huston. “So, that’s supper cool; really excited about that.”
A portion of the tickets will go to the Lincoln Public Schools Foundation. Those attending will be encouraged to donate to the foundation.