Who Are Tori and Taylor Thompson From ‘The Voice’?
Tori and Taylor Thompson are no strangers to televised singing competitions, having already emerged victorious on the short-lived Fox show ‘American Juniors.’ The sister duo is now hoping to come out winners on ‘The Voice.’
At the ages of 9 and 11, respectively, Tori and Taylor were among the five singers chosen to be in the group American Juniors after competing on the show of the same name. The group released one album before disbanding in 2005. Tori also went on to appear in Comedy Central’s ‘Blue Collar TV.’
Tori, now 17, is currently a junior at high school in the sisters’ hometown of Santa Maria, Calif., while Taylor, 19, is attending college. The sisters were originally going to audition separately but decided to try out for ‘The Voice’ as a duo at the last-minute suggestion of an aunt.
Prior to the audition, Taylor wrote in a blog post that the two were hoping to land Blake Shelton as their coach. For a while, though, it looked like none of the coaches would turn around for their performance of Sugarland‘s ‘Stuck Like Glue.’ With a few seconds to spare, Cee Lo Green hit his approval button, landing the Thompson sisters on his team.
“We were a little surprised that he would pick us!” wrote Tori afterward. “He is such an inspirational artist, and we are so excited that we get the opportunity to work side-by-side with him.”
Watch Tori and Taylor Thompson Perform ‘Stuck Like Glue’ on ‘The Voice’