Written by Jamal Taylor. 

Aubrey Nordstrom, one of the three finalists for Last Voice Standing and a senior studying health science, said sticking with things that make us happy even if they are not essential is important and she has strived to do so her entire life.

“I’m pretty much the only person in my immediate family who loves to sing,” Nordstrom said. “I never did choir, and I was never in theater. It’s mainly just been a hobby of mine. My parents signed me up for vocal lessons one time which lasted about a year or so. I’ve never been a performer either so this is a new and totally stressful experience for me.”

Though she is not going in to music for a profession, she said it is a huge part of her everyday life.

“My hobbies range from doing makeup to playing instruments,” Nordstrom said. “I play the violin, guitar and piano. On occasion I am known to jam out to some Lord of The Rings on a recorder.”

She said the genre of music she listens to most also has a wide range.

“I can’t say that I have one favorite genre of music since I like a big variety,” she said. “I really like Sara Bairelles and The Neighbourhood, as well as Josh Groban and Michael Bublé. Oh and Celine Dion. Can’t forget Celine Dion.”

Like most contestants, she said her involvement with the Last Voice Standing competition was due to friend’s encouragement.

“I first got involved with Last Voice Standing from the encouragement of my friends to audition,” Nordstrom said. “I had heard about it before but never attended any of the shows before.”

Nordstrom said that after coming this far, win or lose, she is ready to face the outcome.

“One thing I am looking forward to most next week is finally finishing this up,” she said “It has been a fun and stressful journey. I’ve been so grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many talented people.”

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