Former Disney star takes a chance on The Voice
Sept. 24, 2012, 10:13 PM EST
Former Disney star Jordan Pruitt took a chance on reality TV by showing off her singing skills on Monday's (24Sep12) episode of The Voice. The 21 year old is no stranger to the music industry, as she started writing songs at the age of nine and signed a record deal with Disney owned Hollywood Records at 15. Pruitt released a studio album in 2006 that made the Billboard hot 200 chart, and toured with Disney starlets Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens and The Cheetah Girls. But after her record deal fell apart last year (11), Pruitt decided to give NBC's hit singing competition a go in order to step out of the Disney shadow and create more mature music. Pruitt took the stage with a moving rendition of Katy Perry's The One That Got Away, and her alluring singing voice prompted judge Christina Aguilera to turn her chair around. Meanwhile, season two hopeful Dez Duron returned to The Voice stage, in the hope that this year at least one judge would turn around after failing to garner the attention of any mentor in 2011. The 22 year old left Yale University to try out for season two, but after failing on the show, he moved to Los Angeles to focus on his music career. His life-changing decision proved to be the right one, as his soulful version of Sara Smile by Hall and Oates prompted Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green to all press their button. In the end, Duron decided to go with Aguilera, who last season regretted not turning around the first time he took the stage.