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Mara Justine Biography – Mara Justine Wiki
Mara Justine is a 21-year-old singer from Galloway, New Jersey. She is best known for her appearances on “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent” and “American Idol.” She is a top 5 finalist on ‘The Voice’ Season 24.
In 2018, at the age of 16, Justine competed on Season 16 of “American Idol.” In 2014, at the age of 12, the singer from New Jersey competed on “America’s Got Talent.” She made it pretty far in both competitions, reaching the top 12 on “AGT” and the top 14 on “Idol.”
Mara grew up in a close-knit Italian family and was 9 when she performed for the first time, singing “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston at a local competition. When she won, everything clicked and she started performing at charity benefits and sports events. Now, Mara gigs at local bars and restaurants at the Jersey Shore and her entire family comes to watch.
Mara Justine Age
The Voice contestant Mara Justine was born on 28 February 2002 in Galloway, New Jersey, United States. She is 21 years old as of December 2023.
Mara Justine Parents
Mara Justine is the daughter of William and Linda Platt. Mara’s mother, Linda, was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer and is the one who holds the family together, doing everything she can to be present while facing surgery, radiation and/or chemo. Linda wants to get through her breast cancer journey quickly and not miss any of Mara’s journey.
Fighting back tears in the premiere episode of The Voice, Justine revealed that her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer about a month before she auditioned for the show. “I think with everything that my mom is going through now, music is my medicine,” the contestant said. “It gets me through everything and so, being here is a blessing. This is a life-changing opportunity for me. I get emotional because I have a new outlook on life. So to have this opportunity, it means everything to me.”
Mara Justine The Voice
Singer Mara Justine is a top 5 finalist on Season 24 of “The Voice.” The top 5 finalists include Huntley (Team Gwen), Jacquie Roar (Team Reba), Lila Forde (Team Legend), Mara Justine (Team Niall), and Ruby Leigh (Team Reba).
Hailing from Galloway, New Jersey, the 21-year-old Justine knocked it out of the park from the word “go” with an impressive cover of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” during the Blinds Auditions. The debut performance yielded a coveted bidding war between all four Coaches, with Justine ultimately throwing in her lot with John Legend.
As the competition moved into Battles, Legend paired Justine with Claudia B., asking them to go head-to-head over Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man.” Mara ended up walking away victorious and advanced to Knockouts.
Justine’s Voice tenure seemed to be up during Knockouts (she sang Harry Nilsson’s “Without You”) when Legend chose Kaylee Shimizu as the winner, but Gwen Stefani and Niall Horan saved the day with a pair of Steals (Mara opted for the latter).
And then came the Playoffs. Justine landed on “You’ve Got the Love” by Florence & The Machine because of how it related to the pain and hopelessness she felt over her mother’s cancer diagnosis.
Justine’s earnestness came through in the performance, allowing her to move on to the Live shows — the fate of which are determined by the American public — alongside Huntley and Nini Iris. As a member of the Top 12, Justine sang Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control,” for which she received a standing ovation and remained in play.
For the Semi-Finals, she belted out Chris Stapleton’s “Parachute,” once again citing the track’s relevance to her mother’s medical situation. The Semi-Finals also included a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Don’t Blame Me,” performed by Justine, Jacquie Roar, and Nini Iris.
The Voice Season 24 Finale
Justine performed songs made famous by Adele and Janis Joplin as the five finalists performed on Night 1 of The Voice Season 24 finale on Monday, December 18, on NBC. Each of the five finalists performed one ball and one up-tempo song as they performed for the last time before voting opened at the end of the show.
The singer from Galloway, New Jersey performed the Adele song Turning Tables for her ballad. She later returned to the stage for her up-tempo performance and belted out the Joplin version of Piece Of My Heart.
‘Wow, this room has been electrified by Mara Justine in the finale,’ show host Carson Daly said as Mara Justine’s parents William and Linda Platt cheered her on from the front row.
Mara Justine Family
The Voice Season 24 contestant Mara Justine grew up in a close-knit Italian family. The singer is the fourth of five siblings. She has been singing with her family for as long as she can remember, and her brothers and sisters are her biggest fans.
Singer Mara often dedicates her performances to her late grandmother, who was very proud of Mara’s talent.
Mara Justine Net Worth
New Jersey native Mara Justine’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Mara Justine Nationality
The singer is of American nationality and Italian ethnicity.
Mara Justine Instagram
Her Instagram handle is @marajustine1.