Former Miss Mississippi Holly Brand picks Kelly Clarkson as her mentor on “The Voice”

Published 8:52 pm Monday, March 6, 2023

Three was former Miss Mississippi Holly Brand’s lucky number Monday night during her performance on “The Voice.”

Brand was the third contestant to perform in the first night of competition, and three of the four judges turned their chairs around with hopes she would choose them as her mentor.

Judges vying for Brand were Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan, former member of the boy band One Direction, and Chance the Rapper.

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Brand chose to go with Clarkson.

Country music star Blake Shelton is also serving as a judge for “The Voice” but did not award Brand a chair-turn.

Brand, who was crowned Miss Mississippi in 2021 and Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen in 2017, sang “Mississippi Girl,” which was originally recorded by Star native Faith Hill.

“The Voice” will be televised on NBC at 7 p.m. central time on Mondays and at 8 p.m. central time on Tuesdays. Brand is one of 23 contestants in the 2023 season of “The Voice.”

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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