‘The Voice’ Descends Upon NBCSanDiego

Ten standout vocalists want your votes for five audition spots for the hit show.

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Singer Jesse LaMonaca serenaded the NBC San Diego studio on July 15 when 10 participants on 'The Voice' visited the morning show.
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Ten local San Diego artists commandeered the NBC San Diego studio to record audition songs in the hopes of making it one step closer to competing on NBC's 'The Voice.'
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The singers were (from l to r) "The Ambassador," Marie Haddad, Greg Gibson, Stevie Harris, Erika Davies, Tori Roze, Jesse LaMonaca, Matt Commerce, Alyssa Jacey and Ashley Matte. Click here to vote for your favorites
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Matt Commerce and Alyssa Jacey caught up in the studio before their turn in the limelight.
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Commerce took advantage of the downtime to brush up on his audition piece. Click here to vote for your favorites
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Tori Roze (of local band, Tori Roze and The Hot Mess) is a multi-instrumentalist and soul/jazz singer. She has been playing the trumpet since age 10 and writing her own songs since she was 16.
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Jesse LaMonaca fronts his own band, Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels, here in San Diego. The singer is fresh off a 10-show tour across Australia.
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After having to sell her own piano while in college, Marie Haddad would regularly sneak into a well-known San Diego hotel after hours to practice on their ballroom's grand piano. She now fronts her own group and just received her third nomination for Best Acoustic Act from the San Diego Music Awards.
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Virginia-born San Diego transplant, Matt Commerce was a champion athlete until a rugby injury forced him to take a break from sports. While recovering he taught himself to play guitar and is now an accomplished folk/blues songwriter.
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Native Southern gal Ashley Matte moved to San Diego about six years ago and started performing at local venues in Pacific Beach. The bluesy soul singer has since formed a formidable following and signed with Coach House Records. Matte recently released her second studio album, No Number No Address.
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Funk/soul singer Stevie Harris comes from a family of musicians and performs with the Styletones and also fronts Stevie and the Hi-Stax. Watch his SoundDiego Spotlight video here.
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Alyssa Jacey watches from the anchor desk as other San Diego singers strut their stuff. Jacey herself is no novice to the world of professional singing; in the past six years she has performed in over 500 concerts, released five self-produced records and gone on four nation-wide tours.
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Harris enjoys the camera's focus as he shares his special brand of acoustic funk. Click here to vote for your favorites
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Greg Gibson was able to fully realize his belting potential after a long-term recovery from surgery on his vocal chords. The soul-infused singer/songwriter performs regularly at the Casbah and The Ruby Room and just released his debut solo record Black Glass.
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Enigmatically named "The Ambassador," this singer also took full advantage of the NBC San Diego studio spotlights to launch his bid for 'The Voice' audition slot.
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Country and jazz vocalist Erika Davies has been singing onstage since age 8 and saw recent success for her rendition of "I Love You, I Do" in the popular "Where Did We Park?" Subaru commercial. Click here to vote for your favorites
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Despite the early morning hours and stress of the upcoming audition, the singing San Diego standouts had their fair share of fun on set.
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Again, (from l to r) "The Ambassador," Marie Haddad, Greg Gibson, Stevie Harris, Erika Davies, Tori Roze, Jesse LaMonaca, Matt Commerce, Alyssa Jacey and Ashley Matte. Click here to vote for your favorites
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