Keke Fuller is set for round two of The Voice. | Laura Pemberton

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BRHS senior advances on NBC’s The Voice

Published 12:23pm Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kiera Fuller, or “KeKe” as she is better to known to her friends at Benjamin Russell High School, may soon to get to sing on a big stage.

The 18-year-old high school senior auditioned for NBC’s nationally televised reality singing show, The Voice last weekend and earned a spot in the second round.

“I just jumped at the chance,” Fuller said. “I believe if you have a dream you have to chase it.”

Fuller, who said she’s been singing since she was 4-years-old, is thrilled for the opportunity to showcase her talents outside of church and school choirs.

“I’ve always had a desire to be famous,” Fuller said. “I’m very excited. I’m looking forward to the next level. I’m nervous and anxious, but I’m not afraid.”

Fuller said her audition day started early, as she, her grandmother, her mother and two best friends had to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to make it to her 7 a.m. audition time in Atlanta.

Once at the audition, Fuller had to wait in a long line for her chance to impress the show’s producers.

“There were 5,000 people there and they only took 100,” Fuller said. “Luckily I was one of the 100.”

Fuller was said those selected to audition were registered and put in groups then taken through a variety of holding rooms.

“We went as a group of 10 into the room with the producer to perform,” Fuller said.

“After we all sang, the producer said our group set the bar really high, but unfortunately she was only keeping one of us. She said, ‘Kiera, could you please stay?’ and smiled and winked at me.”

Fuller’s version of Living on Prayer impressed the producer, earning her a red slip and admission to the second round of auditions.

“I remixed it a little to fit me,” Fuller said. “Now I’m just waiting on the next step.”

Fuller’s next step will come tomorrow as she performs for producers in the second round of auditions.

“This is the first step to the rest of my life,” Fuller said. “I just want to thank everyone who has supported me so far and ask them to pray for me and support me through this whole process.”