ROCKLAND, Mass. (WHDH) -
After her debut on the voice, Kristen Merlin was rocking it out here at home.
The Hanson native is a regular performer at local clubs and bars, but her new-found stardom is surprising her.
"I was walking through the mall and all of a sudden people are like ‘Were you on The Voice? Can I get a picture with you?’ Which is really fun,” Merlin said.
After her performance on the voice, she's been flooded with new fans. So many that at a concert at Players Sports Bar in Rockland so many people showed up, the fire marshal had to make people leave.
But Kristen did not want to disappoint her fans, she went into the parking lot and performed an impromptu concert outside.
"She's super talented. First time I heard her I thought what most people think, she should go on the show,” Stephen Mazzetta, a fan and fellow musician, said.
Kristen said, she loves the fact that ‘The Voice’ is based on just that.
"I don't look like what I sound like and so that was kind of the whole idea behind, the whole premise behind ‘The Voice’ essentially. So people who have no idea what I’m about and see me for the first time it's fun to see the jaws drop. It was funny to see Shakira’s expression cause she was like ‘oh, Certainly not what I thought,’” Merlin said.
Kristen’s next appearance will be during the battle rounds as she represents Team Shakira.
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