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Family and friends pack bar in Kenosha to cheer for local The Voice contestant

Posted at 10:25 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 23:25:08-04

KENOSHA, Wis. — A small bar in Kenosha is happily under siege with superfans of 'The Voice's' Betsy Ade. They host a watch party every time she takes the stage on NBC.

The substitute teacher used to perform at 58 Below in downtown Kenosha. Now they are joined with her parents and family cheering her on.

"It's a little surreal, I think, the whole thing," said Betsy's mother Karen Ade.

Friends, band mates and family make up a packed house at the bar. All of whom say they've been cheering Betsy on for decades.

"For a long time I thought that I was just being a proud father, you know," said her dad Kenneth Ade. "People needed to reassure me. Yeah she is really good. She really, really is good."

Now they get to watch her on a national stage. First, she was on John Legend's team, then on Kelly Clarkson's and now she's Team Adam Levine.

It's been a unique season on The Voice, particularly for Betsy. She was eliminated twice, but then saved by the other judges.

"There were people crying and then screaming all at he same time," said Karen Ade. "It was amazing."

Now Betsy's fate is in the hands of the millions of fans of the voice. Only the top eight vote-getters will make it through. So her family's message is simple.

"Vote!" said Karen and Kenneth Ade.

You can vote for Betsy Ade here.