HOMETOWN: Colts Neck, N.J.
INFLUENCES: Alicia Keys, Corinne Bailey Rae, Adele
ALBUM: Broken Ones EP, out now
Jacquie Lee was a shy young girl who bravely conquered a tough case of stage fright in fifth grade after securing the title role in her school’s production of Mulan. A half-dozen years later, Lee grew up to be a poised, talented performer who finished as the runner-up on the fifth season of The Voice. Under the guidance of show judge Christina Aguilera, the 17-year-old Lee further honed her craft. “It was a dream come true for me,” she says. “Christina was an amazing coach and she had so much advice to pass on to me, being that she also started her career at a young age.” Earlier this year, Lee toured the nation as part of The Voice live concert series and opened for Tegan and Sara. Lee’s debut EP, Broken Ones, includes four original songs and a darker take on the Cyndi Lauper classic, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”