Game Night Spotlight: DuBose Sings National Anthem

Game Night Spotlight: DuBose Sings National Anthem

Cristy Brusoe
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The Timberwolves hosted a special guest Wednesday evening for their season-opening game at Target Center—a 120-115 overtime win over the Orlando Magic. If the name Ashley DuBose sounds familiar, it should. DuBose, a St. Paul native, was a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” this season.

DuBose, along with 19-year-old Hopkins High School grad, Holly Henry, represented the Twin Cities on the hit singing competition show. DuBose made her first appearance back home at the Wolves game, singing the national anthem, prior to the opening tip.

“It felt awesome (being out there),” she said. “I’ve just been supported so much by my fans back home. At ‘The Voice,’ where we taped, there’s only like 400 people in the audience. This is like 10 times that.”

DuBose, a 23-year-old single mother with a mathematics degree from St. Catherine’s University, impressed coach Adam Levine in blind auditions a month ago. However, both Levine and Henry were eliminated in Monday night’s knockout round.

“Everything happens for a reason,” DuBose said. “I’m ready to come back. I’m ready to put this chapter behind me and move on.”

Although “The Voice” experience is over for DeBose, her journey is far from over, as she confirmed on Twitter after her loss was televised. “Thank you ALL for the love and support you’ve shown me on my The Voice journey! This is not the end!”

You can look to the past to see what’s next for the young star. DeBose’s last project came out in May 2012 and an acoustic version of that album came out in June 2013. But, as DeBose explains, she’s still itching to get back into the studio and get started on some new material.

“I’m going to actually get in the studio on Friday to get started working on my next project. It’s been long overdue… I can’t guarantee a date yet. It’s a creative process… we’re not going to rush it or anything.”

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