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Pewaukee's Ben Tajnai realizes dream, prepares to perform on "The Voice"

Posted: 12:56 PM, Jan 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-26 00:42:41Z
Ben Tajnai, upcoming contestant on "The Voice," performs on  "The Morning Blend" in Milwaukee

Out of the thousands of people who tried out for "The Voice," you might recognize a Wisconsin performer on the show.

Ben Tajnai of Pewaukee is heading to California in February to be on the show.

Tajnai is a voice teacher for children, but he also sings for the Milwaukee Bucks. Merging a love of sports and singing. Tajnai says when he was a child, he liked sports better. However, his mom, who is also a singer, helped him discover his musical gift.

At first, Tajnai didn’t want to drive to St. Louis to try out for the show. But he credits his wife with suggesting it. “There was 30,000 people lined up outside to audition, ” Tajnai said.

“If I don’t win a million dollars or I don’t win, I just want to at least have a story and be able to say if I could do it anyone can do it." — Ben Tajnai

Tajnai hopes Kelly Clarkson is his coach because of her style of music. "I grew up listening to Kelly Clarkson, so that would be one of my top picks,” Tajnai said. But, either way, he is looking forward to the journey.

“If I don’t win a million dollars or I don’t win, I just want to at least have a story and be able to say if I could do it anyone can do it," Tajnai said.