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Conn. Teen Singer Advances to Top 10 on 'The Voice'

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    Conn. Teen Singer Advances to Top 10 on 'The Voice'
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    Braiden Sunshine, 15, of Old Lyme, is taking his talents to NBC's "The Voice."

    Lyme singer Braiden Sunshine has advanced to the Top 10 on "The Voice."

    Braiden, a sophomore at Lyme-Old Lyme High School, sang for Team Gwen in Monday night's live performance when there were 11 singers left in the competition. America's votes have kept him in the running once again.

    Host Carson Daly said in his introduction on the show Monday that this week's theme was family in light of the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, so the contestants got to spend the week with family as they prepared for this stage in the competition. Sunshine's father paid him a visit in his voice sessions with vocal coach Gwen Stefani, of No Doubt.

    Sunshine made it through the voice battle and knockout rounds on Team Gwen to advance to the live shows. Sunshine is only 15 years old, one of the youngest contestants on the show, and that has stood to impress the judges throughout the season.

    In addition to gaining vocal experience on the show, "The Voice" team has also been developing new looks for the teenager with the baby face. Lately, the show stylists have been slicking down his naturally curly hair and straightening it and he's been performing without his glasses.

    Braiden has been singing since he was 5 years old and performing since he was 9. He's already been in bands. He says he wouldn’t be on "The Voice" if it wasn’t for his mom, Elizabeth Sunshine. She was the one who pushed him to audition in New Jersey.

    Tune into "The Voice" next week to continue supporting Sunshine in the competition.

    For future reference, you'll be able to cast your vote next week by going to nbc.com/thevoice or voting through "The Voice" app at www.nbc.com/the-voice/app.

    You can also support Sunshine by downloading his songs in the competition from iTunes.