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Northeast Kansas native to appear on 'The Voice'

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The hit show "The Voice" starts its live shows Monday night.

Kyla Jade, a Topeka native, is a Shawnee Heights High School alum, and she will be taking the stage. 

Her love of music came from her church and her mother. 

"I'm a church baby. Our house was filled with music, my mom woke us up to music, we washed the dishes to music," Kyla said. "There were songs for going to school, everything, everything in my life. Most people learn the ABCs, everything in my life has a song, being a pedestrian, we have a song for that."

But her mom isn't taking the credit that Kyla is giving her.

"She has been a singer in her heart for all her life," said Olivia Howard. "She has developed her craft and has worked so hard to get where she is."

But now it's up to America to get this Team Blake member and Kansas girl to the winners circle.

Even though she's in LA right now and living in Nashville, she will always have Topeka in her back pocket.

"To anyone who has a desire to do anything, sometimes you have to leave home," Kyla said. "But that doesn't mean you don't forget your roots, doesn't mean you don't take your family with you, doesn't mean you don't find a way to get back."

The Voice is live at 7 p.m. on KSN. 

You can vote for Kyla Jade two ways:

  • 1 vote by posting on Twitter with the hashtag: #VoicePlayoffsKyla
  • Give her 10 votes on The Voice app

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