Consoer and Eli Zamora practiced their duet “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely” by Ricky Martin before competing against each other in battles last week. Coach Kelly Clarkson picked Consoer to advance on The Voice.
Consoer and Eli Zamora practiced their duet “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely” by Ricky Martin before competing against each other in battles last week. Coach Kelly Clarkson picked Consoer to advance on The Voice.
Eagle River native Madeline Consoer sang her way to the next level of season 19 of The Voice last Monday night.

The 24-year-old Consoer, now living in Nashville, Tenn., went head-to-head with teammate Eli Zamora. Singing a duet of “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely” by Ricky Martin, Madeline was able to beat Zamora as coach Kelly Clarkson named her the winner of the battle. 

Knockouts are next for Madeline and will be the last round of The Voice that is pre-recorded for a national television audience. While Madeline does not know the exact air date of her knockout, she said the dates to watch for her are Nov. 17, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.

“For knockouts, we get to pick our own song, which was really challenging but exciting for me,” said Madeline in an interview with the News-Review. “I’m so excited for you (fans) all to see this next performance. I picked a song that really touches me and it really is what I would like to be as an artist. This will really be the first time, I think, that the audience can really see who I am, and get a glimpse into the kind of music I would like to release in the future.” 

During battles, Madeline sang a duet with Zamora, but the two were actually competing for Clarkson’s vote of approval. 

“Honestly, singing with someone else sort of takes a little bit of the pressure off. It was so much fun getting to sing with Eli, and also being able to dip my toes into a different genre and language,” said Madeline. “Eli was such a team player in helping me with the Spanish and the pronunciation of that first chorus. It was a breeze working with him because we each wanted the other to succeed, and we had so much fun creating that duet.” 

Following the performance, Madeline said that similar to blinds, she kind of blacked out.

“I do remember thinking that we absolutely crushed it though. Every single day we signed up for the practice room and ran through our song, making sure it was perfect, and seeing if there was anything we could add or take away to make it even better,” said Madeline. “We had worked so incredibly hard on that song, and I really do believe that all that work paid off well in the end.” 

Two of the three coaches, Blake Shelton and John Legen, gave their approval to Madeline, while coach  Gwen Stefani said she leaned toward Zamora. 

“It’s such a surreal experience to hear those coaches talk about you, that will never get old. To hear Blake compliment my voice and say he prefered it, was mind blowing. I think you can see that in my face in that episode,” said Madeline. “And then on top of that, to hear John Legend say he loved the urgency in my voice was insane. To hear compliments from people that are so successful in this industry is crazy to me; it’s wild to think that these super stars care so much about me, and want me to succeed.”   

The Voice host Carson Daly then asked Clarkson who she picked to win the battle.

“Goodness me, I can tell you one thing, even though Blake and John said they preferred me, I really didn’t think I was going to win that thing. I was so incredibly nervous as she was deciding,” said Madeline. “When she said my name though, my knees, quite literally, gave out. I was shocked. That’s all I can say. I felt insanely happy, immensely grateful and incredibly shocked.”

The daughter of Dave and Mary Consoer, Madeline is a 2014 graduate of Northland Pines High School. Her parents own Mud Creek Saloon in 

Eagle River, where she was a regular on the stage during the summer months. 

Madeline said she appreciates the support she is getting from her hometown community.

“Thank you all endlessly for the support. It means the world to me that you are watching and loving these performances. Just keep watching and make sure you download The Voice app. Thank you for everything!”