Hoquiam woman to appear on ‘The Voice’

Ericka Corban
Ericka Corban Ericka Corban

A Hoquiam woman will be the latest Washington resident to audition on NBC’s singing competition show “The Voice.”

Singer/songwriter Ericka Corban, 31, lives in Hoquiam with her husband and four children.

“It’s not even guaranteed my audition will air, but it’s a little more likely since they sent a film crew out to my city, my home,” Corban told The Daily World newspaper.

Season 12 of “The Voice” premieres Feb. 27 on NBC with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani.

Corban grew up in Elma listening to country and Christian music.

Accompanied by her piano, guitar and ukulele, she performs at venues around Grays Harbor.

Corban auditioned via tape, then in Seattle and Los Angeles. Contestants perform their final audition for the coaches, who listen with their backs to the singers. If chosen by one or more coach, they move on to the competition part of the show.

The first part of the season is filmed before broadcast, but contestants are contractually obligated to remain mum on the outcome. Later shows are presented live.

Tacoma residents Vicci Martinez and Stephanie Anne Johnson appeared on the “The Voice,” as have other Washington residents.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor