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Fort Myers’ Ryleigh Plank competes in Battle Rounds

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Fort Myers singer Ryleigh Plank returns to “The Voice” tonight for the Battle Rounds. But you can catch a sneak peak of her performance on YouTube.

‘The Voice” posted a preview clip Tuesday morning. It shows the entire performance and the judges’ reactions, stopping just before judge Ariana Grande names the winner.

In the clip, Plank and sister trio KCK3 compete on the Christina Aguilera song “Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You).” The judges had praise for all four singers — all members of Team Ariana.

“KCK3, when you guys sing together, it’s an incredible sound. It’s got an incredible pitch,” Blake Shelton said. “I think the contrast here for me is Ryleigh attacks this moment.

“It’s in her body language. It’s in the way she performs. And she just owns the moment.”

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Plank’s performance got the biggest reactions, though. Her singing made Grande jump out of her seat, cheer and dance. Later, Kelly Clarkson joined her.

The Battle Rounds were filmed over the summer in Los Angeles. The winner of tonight’s competition moves to the Knockout Rounds, which start next week. 

Plank, 20, impressed the judges with her Oct. 4 Blind Auditions performance, when she sang Demi Lovato’s “Anyone.” Both Clarkson and Grande wanted Plank for their team, but Plank ultimately chose Team Ariana.

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Plank says she’s always wanted to be a singer. She remembers watching pop stars like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston on TV and realizing she wanted to do the same thing.

She was 6 at the time.

“I wanted to be doing exactly what they were doing, and I still want to be doing that — and I think I always will,” she told The News-Press and the Naples Daily News earlier this month. “I think it’s just one of those things. … It is just sort of what I am meant to do, and I think I just had that realization very early.”

Ryleigh Plank, 20, of Fort Myers competes Oct. 4 during the Blind Auditions on The Voice.

“The Voice” is a key part of achieving that goal, and the Cypress Lake High graduate hopes it kickstarts her musical career. 

“It’s sort of crazy because my dreams that I’ve had since I was a child are sort of actualizing right before me,” she said. “And my little me would just be through the roof knowing that this was happening right now (laughs).”

“The Voice” airs at 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Learn more at

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