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Meet The Voice’s Jessica Stokes: The backup singer who proved her place at the front!

This backup singer has claimed the stage.
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Although The Voice blind auditions are coming to an end on this year’s season, there are still some big players turning heads and chairs with their talent.

WATCH BELOW: The Voice: Jessica Stokes sings Love Don’t Cost a Thing by Jennifer Lopez

Jessica Stokes, a back-up dancer and vocalist from Brisbane, took to the stage last night and wowed both Rita Ora and Jessica Mauboy, who happened to be a friend of hers.

Speaking in her pre-audition interview, Jessica revealed she had sang backup vocals for Jess Mauboy in the past, which she said was an amazing experience.

However, she had decided it was now her time to take the stage for herself and see what she could do with it.

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Jessica showed off both her singing and dancing skills on stage. (Credit: Seven)

Jessica auditioned with a high-energy rendition of Love Don’t Cost a Thing by Jennifer Lopez, which included some dancing too.

Rita came in with a hard pitch, but seemed defeated when Jess Mauboy revealed their existing relationship.

“Jess and I go way back, we used to perform together, and we’ve been friends ever since,” Jess explained.

“It’s so cool to just watch someone grow, and I’m so proud of you for just giving it a go,” she told Jessica.

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The Brisbane local has a heap of vocal experience. (Credit: Instagram)

However, Jessica elected Rita as her coach.

“For this opportunity I’m going to go with Rita … Jess I love you so much, you know that I love you so much,” she told Jess while they all laughed.

So, who is Jessica Stokes?

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Jess selected Rita as her coach. (Credit: Instagram)

A vocalist and dancer from way back, Jessica is also the founder of Soul Collective Music, which offers live pop, soul and funk performers for live events.

She is also a mentor to other singers at Vocal Development, and Evolution Pre-Professional, making her one seriously qualified singer in terms of experience.

The Brisbane local is also a mum to Dynamite Xavier Stark, her son.

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Jessica is mum to Dynamite. (Credit: Instagram)

Jessica’s Instagram shows her to be quite the all-rounder, with videos of her singing, snaps of her performances, and a lot of happy pictures of herself with Dynamite and her partner, a DJ who goes by TENZIN.

She posted about her audition experience, writing “Floating on cloud 9 after tonights blind audition… still can’t believe I’m on #teamrita ⚡️⚡️⚡️”

“So much love and support from family and friends.. such an amazing feeling and so much love to go around. THANK YOU 🙏🏽 ” she penned.

We can’t wait to see more of Jessica after the blinds!

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