BILLERICA -- A local singing superstar took the world by storm Monday night.
Ria Eaton, 19, of Billerica, impressed celebrity judges on NBC's hit-show "The Voice," advancing to the first round of the competition.
In Eaton's blind audition, when judges only hear the singer and face the other way, she sang "Cups (When I'm Gone)" by Anna Kendrick. Country star Blake Shelton and Latin singer Shakira both wanted Eaton on their respective teams for the show, and Eaton chose Shelton's squad.
Eaton's Twitter and Facebook pages have caught fire since her performance, gaining thousands of fans.
About 50,000 singers auditioned for "The Voice," and Eaton is one of 48 remaining. She'll be coached by Shelton in the team competition.
The show's winner receives $100,000 and a record deal.
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