ANOTHER local contestant on TV this season on "The Voice"

Photo: THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" Episode 2003 -- Pictured: Emma Caroline -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Emma Caroline from Tuscaloosa didn’t have a typical childhood. Her father was often deployed as a military helicopter pilot and her parents eventually divorced, but Emma found comfort in music and used it as a way to express herself. She endured bullying in high school and had to change schools, but the move pushed her to join the chapel band and become a worship leader. Emma knew music would be her saving grace and kept with it throughout college. She wants to inspire others to persevere by using her music as a message of hope. Emma currently lives in Nashville where she works as a personal assistant. Let's cheer for her on TEAM BLAKE on this season of American Idol and listen for her interview on 102-5 the Bull later this week with Dollar Bill and madison about what's next on the show.