Killeen: Local woman makes top 13 on ‘The Voice’

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Harker Heights High School graduate, Rose Short is now in the Top 13 round of “The Voice.”

Harker Heights High School graduate, Rose Short is now in the Top 13 round of “The Voice.” (NBC)

Before trying out for “The Voice,” Short worked for eight years as a correctional officer in Gatesville.

She says the job did not allow her to fully express herself and after much thought, she decided to quit and pursue her dreams.

Short says she was not expecting the reaction she received from her family when she told them her decision to quit her job.

“They said, ‘We’ve been waiting for you to do this the whole time, we’ve been waiting for you to do it’ and I am like I have this amazing support system I got to give it my all,” Short said.

Now, she is in disbelief with the outpouring of support she has received from her friends, family and now viewers as they voted her America’s pick on Gwen Stefani’s team Tuesday night.

I really can’t explain what it means to have so much support and love, I was not expecting this,” Short said.

Short is hoping she will inspire others to pursue their dreams no matter where they are in life.

“It makes me feel like I have to go hard like every time I am on that stage because there are so many people saying, ‘if she can do it I can do it’ and I’m like ‘yo I am just getting started,’” Rose said.

Short was raised in a military family, both her parents live in Killeen and her brother is stationed in Afghanistan.

“My brother even in Afghanistan tunes in to watch me perform on ‘The Voice,’” Short said.

The next episode of “The Voice” airs Monday, and viewers will have a chance to vote to see if Short passes to the next round of eliminations.

No matter what happens Short says she feels like she already won because she made it this far in the competition.

“I wake up every day and I am just in awe of what God is doing, I never pictured myself to be here this time last year ever,” Short said.