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Sydney Kronmiller, who grew up in Ogden, in a photo from her appearance Tuesday, September 27, 2022, on ‘The Voice’, the NBC television show.
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Sydney Kronmiller, who grew up in Ogden, in a promotional photo for ‘The Voice’. She sang on an episode of the NBC show that aired Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
Photo provided, Dave Bjerke/NBC
An Ogden woman who is now studying music in Boston wowed the judges of “The voice”, the NBC television program, and will move on to the “battle rounds” of the program, featuring budding musicians from around the country.
Sydney Kronmiller, a 2014 graduate of Bonneville High School who is currently studying at Berklee College of Music, made her blind audition debut for “The Voice” in an episode that aired Tuesday night. She sang “Latch”, originally performed by Sam Smith and Disclosure, sparking the interest of judges Camila Cabello and Gwen Stefani.
“It’s definitely one of the biggest things I’ve done, especially in front of these kinds of musical superstars. I’ve never done anything like it, so it was pretty big,” said Kronmiller, who is 25, to the Standard-Examiner in an interview on Wednesday Kronmiller ultimately chose Cabello to be his coach.
In the program, judges serve as coaches to different teams of artists who impress them and the artists practice under the tutelage of them and other advisers. Kronmiller and the other singers compete in subsequent episodes of the program and the talent pool is finally winnowed down to a winner.
Next in the battle round, which will air in mid-October, Kronmiller will perform a duet with another member of Cabello’s crew. Besides Cabello and Stefani, the other coaches – all acclaimed entertainers – are John Legend and Blake Shelton.
Kronmiller and her duet partner “will face off, one stays, the other goes home,” she said, clarifying the program’s rules a bit more about what information they can divulge.
While he doesn’t offer any specific idea of what’s to come, Kronmiller said being part of the program has been exciting. “The performance was definitely an adrenaline rush, a very cool experience. The reaction was also a lot of fun,” she said.
Kronmiller has a deep voice, which impressed Stefani. “Your voice is so low it’s unbelievable,” she said.
The legend also had good things to say. “I was really impressed with your range. Few people can sing that low and go that high. It was impressive,” he said.
Kronmiller first attended Brigham Young University-Idaho, served a church mission, then transferred to Berklee, where she is pursuing studies in music, songwriting, and production.
Her father, Micah Kronmiller, encouraged her to take an interest in music from an early age. “It definitely started with singing when I was very little. But then my dad stuck me in piano lessons when I was 8 and then guitar lessons when I was 9 or 10. “, she said.
The interest remained and as she grew she performed locally with a trio of her, her sister and her sister’s friend in school productions and more. She likes pop music, rhythm and blues and jazz. “You know, a variety,” she said.
To participate in “The Voice”, Kronmiller created a profile on the show’s website, which invites potential performers. She was eventually called back by program producers, leading to the airing of her performance on Tuesday, which was actually taped last June.
She looks forward to what’s to come, though she was sketchy on the details.
“Honestly, I’m super excited for everyone to see what my partner and I are working on for battles because it was such a fun experience. I love the partner I was with. I love the choice of songs that we had. We were really able to make it our own, to make it unique, so I’m really excited for everyone to see that,” Kronmiller said.
Her mother and stepfather are Natalie and Sean Harris and her stepmother is Cydney Kronmiller, all of whom reside in Weber County. She has five siblings and spoke to the Standard-Examiner from South Ogden, visiting for her brother’s wedding. She returns to Berklee on Sunday.
“My family and friends have been so, so excited for me and so supportive and they’ve made the whole experience even better. They’ve been supportive the whole time,” Kronmiller said.