The Voice Season 12 got off to a strong start when Felicia Temple — whose father was in The Sugarhill Gang — joined coach Alicia Keys for a powerful duet of “Fallin'” on Monday night’s premiere (Feb. 27).
A registered nurse, the Teaneck, New Jersey resident shared an inspiring story of how she beat cancer. “When I had surgery, there was a possibility that I wouldn’t sing again,” she said. “Life is short, and I want to live my dream.”
Temple later sang with Keys at the request of coach Adam Levine before making her decision to join her team. Picking Keys seemed a foregone conclusion, anyway, as Temple admitted that she “played all her songs at the talent show” and once dubbed herself “Felicia Keys.”
This isn’t the first time the offspring of The Sugarhill Gang has auditioned for a reality singing show. Michael “Wonder Mike” Wright’s daughter, Carmen Delgina, auditioned for American Idol in its thirteenth season.