Worth the Wait, the singing trio from Centre, made up of sisters Mia and Jacy Matthews and mother Tara, had a tremendous run on Season 19 of the The Voice, however that road came to an end Tuesday night.
They made it all the way to the top 17 on the NBC reality show – before being eliminated, as the list of contestants was trimmed to the final nine.
The group gained national attention with stunning performances, which included covers of the Everly Brothers’ “When Will I Be Loved,” – Little Big Town’s “Little White Church” – and Tanya Tucker’s “Delta Dawn.”
For the live playoffs this week, Worth the Wait sang “Love Is Alive” by the Judds.
Blind Auditions, Nov. 2, “When Will I Be Loved.” This audition prompted all four of the coaches to turn their chairs around, signaling they wanted Worth the Wait on their teams. The trio chose Shelton.
Battles, Nov. 9, “Little White Church.” Worth the Wait competed against teammate Taryn Papa, dueting and dueling for Shelton’s favor. Worth the Wait won the battle, but Shelton also saved Papa, keeping her in the competition.
Knockouts, Nov. 17, “Delta Dawn.” Worth the Wait competed against teammate Ben Allen, who sang “She Got the Best of Me.” Worth the Wait won the round, but Stefani swooped in to steal Allen, keeping him in the competition.
Live Playoff, Nov. 30, “Love Is Alive.” Worth the Wait performed as a member of the top 17. This was the first live show of the season; previous episodes were taped in advance. Viewers voted for their favorites, and the coaches would have a say on the results episode.
Wildcard Instant Save, Dec. 1, cover of Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.” Worth the Wait sang in a four-way knockout, competing against three other contestants. All were vying for immediate viewer votes and a chance to stay on the show. But this was the end of the road for the trio on “The Voice.”
Here’s the biographical info for Worth the Wait posted on “The Voice” website:
Age: Tara Matthews: 47, Mia Matthews: 15, Jacy Matthews: 13.
This mother-daughter trio from Alabama originally consisted of three sisters called the Matthews Sisters. The sisters started an impromptu performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in line at a store one day and an onlooker posted a video of it that went viral. The video catapulted them to popularity and has helped them start booking local gigs. Once the oldest sister, Sadie, left the group to care for her newborn son, their mom took her place and the trio became Worth the Wait. The girls come to “The Voice” to have fun but are also planning to prove they’re a triple threat.
Needless to say, everyone from Cherokee County is extremely proud of them, and of all that they accomplished on the Voice and what they’re going to accomplish in the future!
Congratulations from all of us here at WEIS Radio