The Voice Hopefuls Share Their Songs

NBC talent show The Voice held auditions in St. Louis at Chaifetz Arena for the upcoming fifth season which premieres Monday, September 23, 2013 . The auditions ran Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, with hopefuls traveling from all over the country to give it their all. Before they belted them out for the judges, we asked hopefuls what they planned to sing. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times.
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Lane Steppe of Effingham, Illinois plans to sing "Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Ray.
Lane Steppe of Effingham, Illinois plans to sing "Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Ray.
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Rick Espinoza of Indianapolis plans to sing  Travis Tritt's version of "Take It Easy" or an original song "My Greatest Wish" which he performed for his father on his deathbed. 
Rick Espinoza of Indianapolis plans to sing  Travis Tritt's version of "Take It Easy" or an original song "My Greatest Wish" which he performed for his father on his deathbed. 
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Arianna Whiteside of St. Louis plans to sing  "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Lauryn Hill version).
Arianna Whiteside of St. Louis plans to sing  "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Lauryn Hill version).
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Spencer Moody of Siler City, North Carolina plans to sing "The Baby" by Blake Shelton.
Spencer Moody of Siler City, North Carolina plans to sing "The Baby" by Blake Shelton.
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Rachel Gates of St. Louis plans to sing "Lift Me Up" by Christina Aguilera.
Rachel Gates of St. Louis plans to sing "Lift Me Up" by Christina Aguilera.
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Chris Reyes of St. Louis plans to sing "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz or an original song called "My Sweet Love".
Chris Reyes of St. Louis plans to sing "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz or an original song called "My Sweet Love".
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Michael Logan of Columbia, Missouri (left) plans to sing "Chariot" by Gavin DeGraw and Chavez Hatton of Columbia, Missouri plans to sing "I Am Ready For Love" by India Arie.
Michael Logan of Columbia, Missouri (left) plans to sing "Chariot" by Gavin DeGraw and Chavez Hatton of Columbia, Missouri plans to sing "I Am Ready For Love" by India Arie.
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MaryAnn Traxler of Olathe, Kansas plans to sing "Broken Wing" by Martina McBride.
MaryAnn Traxler of Olathe, Kansas plans to sing "Broken Wing" by Martina McBride.
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Steve Kim of Atlanta, Georgia plans to sing "Valerie" by Amy Winehouse.
Steve Kim of Atlanta, Georgia plans to sing "Valerie" by Amy Winehouse.
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Maxine Meyers of Hot Springs, Arkansas plans to sing Journey's "Lovin', Touchin' Squeezin' ".   
Maxine Meyers of Hot Springs, Arkansas plans to sing Journey's "Lovin', Touchin' Squeezin' ".   
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Jennifer Ruth of Springfield, Missouri plans to sing REO Speedwagon's "Roll With The Changes".
Jennifer Ruth of Springfield, Missouri plans to sing REO Speedwagon's "Roll With The Changes".
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Baylee Biynteson of Chicago (left) plans to sing "Blue Skies" by Irving Berlin and Jadie Huber of Dallas, Texas plans to sing "Behind Blue Eyes" by The Who.
Baylee Biynteson of Chicago (left) plans to sing "Blue Skies" by Irving Berlin and Jadie Huber of Dallas, Texas plans to sing "Behind Blue Eyes" by The Who.
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Renessa Drainer of Godfrey, Illinois, plans to sing "Wolf" by First Aid Kit.
Renessa Drainer of Godfrey, Illinois, plans to sing "Wolf" by First Aid Kit.
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Jordan Shelton of Waterloo, Illinois, plans to sing " I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.
Jordan Shelton of Waterloo, Illinois, plans to sing " I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.
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Thomas Reynolds of St. Louis plans to sing "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars.
Thomas Reynolds of St. Louis plans to sing "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars.
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Kevin Miko and David Swartz of Belleville, Illinois performing as a duo, plan to sing an old hymnal called "Sanctuary". 
Kevin Miko and David Swartz of Belleville, Illinois performing as a duo, plan to sing an old hymnal called "Sanctuary". 
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Truenessia Combs of St. Louis plans to sing "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley.
Truenessia Combs of St. Louis plans to sing "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley.
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Shanae Jones of St. Louis plans to sing Adele's "Someone Like You".
Shanae Jones of St. Louis plans to sing Adele's "Someone Like You".
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Megan McFarland and her brother Ephraim McFarland of O'Fallon, Missouri plan to sing Alpha Rev's "Sing Loud". 
Megan McFarland and her brother Ephraim McFarland of O'Fallon, Missouri plan to sing Alpha Rev's "Sing Loud". 
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Mallory Snyder of Lima, Ohio plans to sing "Almost Lover" by A Fine Frenzy.
Mallory Snyder of Lima, Ohio plans to sing "Almost Lover" by A Fine Frenzy.
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