Everyone who has ever heard Plymouth High School graduate (Class of 2021) Grace (Rembinski) West sing, knows she has a one-in-a-million voice.
The world is about to discover the depth of the teenager’s talent.
West, a native of Canton who was featured in an article on SocialHouseNews.com in August, has announced she will be a contestant on the national hit show “The Voice” beginning March 6 (8 p.m. on NBC and streaming on Peacock).
“This has to be the hardest secret I’ve ever kept,” West revealed on social media on Feb. 18. “I’m SO EXCITED TO TELL Y’ALL I auditioned for @NBCTheVoice. Don’t miss the premiere March 6.”
She followed that with a post on Feb. 21, saying: “ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT until the premiere of @nbcthevoice!! Did I turn any chairs?? What team am I on? Let’s hear some guesses below!”
West defied long odds
- Grace (Rembinski) West, a 2021 graduate of Plymouth High School, will be performing on The Voice beginning March 6.
The Voice, which debuted on NBC in April of 2011, looks to find unsigned singing talent (solos and duets, amateurs and professionals) aged 13 and over drawn from public auditions.
The winner is determined by television viewers voting by telephone, internet, text and iTunes Store purchases of the audio-recorded artists’ vocal performances.
Each season’s ultimate winner receives $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group.
West, who had to survive numerous auditions just to appear on the show, will be singing for coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper. Each season begins with the “Blind Auditions”, the segment when coaches select their team of artists (12 in most seasons), whom they mentor through the remainder of the season.
Busy (but rewarding) lifestyle
Writing and singing songs for almost as long as she could walk, West signed a contract with Nashville’s Mucho Love Music months before her high school graduation. On July 6, 2021, the then-17-yea-old moved to the Music City with her parents, Daryl and Jill Rembinski, to chase her dream of a professional singing career.
During an interview with SocialHouseNews.com Editor-In-Chief Ed Wright, West revealed she is putting in long hours most days, both performing in Nashville entertainment venues and writing songs — and she’s already building a fan base.
“It’s exciting knowing I’m performing for people who are visiting Nashville on vacation,” she said. “The other day I was walking down Broadway (one of Nashville’s main streets) and a woman approached me and said, ‘Are you Grace West?’ I really enjoyed your show the other night.’ That was surreal.”