A Lorain native became an official part of the eighth season of the “The Voice of Holland” on Friday evening.
Jaclyn Bradley Palmer, who grew up in Lorain and is the daughter of local defense attorney Jack Bradley, is the only American contestant in the show.
Much like the American version, the show features singers who perform for coaches — successful artists in the industry —who can hear them but can’t see them. When coaches hear a singer they’d like to mentor, they press a button that turns their chair around, inviting the singer to be on their team.
The show airs 8:30 p.m. each Friday on RTL4 in Holland, and afterward clips are available on YouTube.
Palmer sang Natasha Bedingfield’s “These Words,” ending on a high note. At that high note, coach Roos-Anne (Sanne) Hans — also known as Miss Montreal in Holland — turned around and claimed Palmer for her team. The Lorain native will move forward to face an opponent in a singing battle on a future episode.
She attended Indiana University’s School of Music to concentrate on classical opera. Later she lived in New York and Los Angeles and began writing her own music, which resulted in two studio albums and having her music featured on MTV, VH1, HGTV, Bravo and TLC.
Palmer works as a music therapist in Holland, where she and her husband, Oliver, and daughter Roma, moved in 2015. She said she is excited to be sharing her talent abroad.
“I can hardly believe that I am officially a part of ‘The Voice of Holland’ this season,” she said. “I am so excited to be included amongst some of the greatest talent in the world and am very proud to be representing America as an artist abroad.”