Orem High graduate turns four chairs on ‘The Voice’



It’s a simple equation: a new season of “The Voice” + Blind Auditions = another Utah County singer making it past the first round.

Dustin Christensen, an Orem High graduate who went on to get his MBA, decided to take a few years trying a singing career and made a break on “The Voice” Monday night. Christensen sang Rod Stewart’s “Downtown Train,” which persuaded all four judges to turn around and requested Christensen to join their team.

“He sounds like Neil Diamond,” said country singer Blake Shelton before turning around.

Pharrell Williams added, “He’s a natural.”

Christensen “followed his gut” and chose to join Blake Shelton’s team.

“Thank you so much, I know I could learn a lot from every one of you,” Christensen told the judges.

Christensen joins a large line of Utah County singers who have made it past the Blind Auditions, a few including Ryan Innes, Madilyn Paige and Amy Whitcomb.

Christensen heads to the “Battle Round” next week on “The Voice.”

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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