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Encinitas ‘The Voice’ Contestant Advances to Top 10

Kat Hammock of Encinitas will compete on NBC’s “The Voice” Monday night as a part of the top 11 contestants

KNSD VOICE CONTESTANT KAT HAMMOCK
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An Encinitas woman took the stage on Monday night on NBC’s “The Voice” Kat Hammock, 18, is a part of the top 11 contestants on the singing competition show.

Monday night's episode was all about the fans, and NBC decided to feature her enthusiastic support team back home

There were watch parties in each of the contestants' hometowns and, so cameras were rolling on Hammock's friends and family gathered at Tower 13 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Fans also got to choose which song their favorite contestant sang. For Hammock, the chose “I’ll Fly Away.”

"This community is very tight. They’ve been involved in it for a very long time, so they all know Kat. Everybody is super excited for her,” Hammock's father Steve told NBC 7.

Hammock was selected to be on Team Blake and has been impressing the fans and the star-studded judges panel with her voice ever since.

“I still can’t believe that Blake turned for me. Honestly, I’d always wanted him as a coach if he was to turn for me, and to have him turn around and give such a wonderful pitch for me was just a dream come true,” Hammock said in an interview with NBC7’s Marianne Kushi last week.

Hammock began singing in her church choir in the fourth grade and devoted herself to learning piano shortly after.

“They've seen her in church. They’ve seen her work so hard and put in 100% to everything that she does and it's paid off,” Hammock's voice coach Anne Marie Oldham said.

On Tuesday's results show, it was revealed to the world that Hammock made the cut to the top 10.

She said she grew up listening to the 60s and 70s music that her parents played.

“Kat is exactly as she appears on TV. She's just a sweet child, full of love and I think the true person is really coming through. Obviously Blake sees it and she’s getting votes and people like her,” Hammock's dad said.

Hammock will need the help of voters to survive the next round.

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC 7 at 8 p.m.

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