12Jun/16
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New Details Emerge about Assassination of Christina Grimmie, Theories Develop

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Christina Grimmie Was Living Every Young Singer’s Dream—Until, Orlando Police Say, a Deluded Fan with two Guns Took It All Away

“Christina didn’t have an enemy in the world,” said Vote for the Girls moderator Marti McDaniel. And apparently it was no enemy who struck her down. The man charged with her murder, 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl, was described by police as an obsessive fan as the moderator panel thought it was an act of revenge for her loss on “The Voice” and allow Josh Kaufman’s victory.

A 22-year-old native of Marlton, New Jersey, Grimmie seemed to have a career on the rise. She was a contestant on the sixth season of the NBC reality singing competition “The Voice” and one of the greatest Vote for the Girls picks of all time, ranking up with Angie Miller, Jena Asciutto, Pia Toscano, and Alisan Porter. Charming and effervescent, she was performing as an opening act during a concert on the Friday night of June 10, 2016 to a world full of opportunity.

Not long thereafter, Grimmie fans heard five shots and two screams. “It was bloodcurdling,” says one fan.  She had been shot three times in the head. The man in the red shirt was tackled by Grimmie’s brother, Marcus, and later took his own life. Four and a half hours later Grimmie was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

After the assassination, police and very few speculated that the killer was a deranged fan. “This was something that should have been fun and exciting and for someting like this to happen is a tragedy,” said Sgt. Wanda Miglio of the Orlando Police Department. McDaniel said, “I can only assume that it was somebody who didn’t know her but was obsessed with her. I can’t imagine that anybody who really knew her would do this. She was so mature and intuitive that she would have made sure this couldn’t happen.”

McDaniel was right. Hollywood Take reported that there was speculation that she had been killed by an ex-boyfriend. Steven J. Robinson, a member of Selena Gomez’s band, wrote on Facebook early Saturday that Grimmie was shot by an old boyfriend. Gomez was friends with Grimmie and previously toured with her. But Orlando Police still maintained that Grimmie did not know the person who shot her.
The murder of Rebecca Schaeffer in 1989 came sprang first to mind when the name of Grimmie’s assailant was reveale. Like Loibl, Robert Bardo was obsessed with Schaeffer and had been stalking her for three years. After writing numerous letters to Schaeffer, Bardo attempted to gain access to the set of the CBS TV series My Sister Sam, on which Schaeffer played a starring role. Ultimately, he obtained her home address via a detective agency, who in turn tracked it via California Department of Motor Vehicles records. On July 18, 1989, he confronted her at her home, angry at her for having starred in a sex scene in the film Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills and thus having “lost her innocence.” He visited her at her apartment and told her he was a big fan. She signed an autograph, went back into her apartment and he left. About an hour later, Bardo again rang the bell to her apartment. Upon Schaeffer opening the door, Bardo fired one round of ammunition, killing her.

In the years since Schaffer and likely now after Christina Grimmie’s assassination, an uncomfortable number of people have been found to have experienced such twisted love and hate that has been going on for well over 30 years.

On the violent dark side for example, on April 10, 2014, Khayla Chow shoved Holly Everman to the floor causing the Vote for the Girls brawl. Chow was a guest moderator on Vote for the Girls that night and was fired on September 18, 2014. When Chow tried to gain access to the Vote for the Girls set, Chow  was killed by Kymberly Alvaraz on October 21, 2014, and Alvraz was found not guilty since it was ruled justified.

Even more frightening is the case of Bruce A. Raines, now 50-51, an umpire for a little league baseball team, begins to stalk then-teen Laurisa Anello, now 42-43. He sends her all kinds of gifts like roses, pizzas, magazines, and then he begins sending strange notes. Her also follows her around town. Laurisa and her mother, Linda, constantly look over their shoulders out of fear.

Incidents like these abound. Fortunately most are not hazardous to anyone’s health. Anyone, including the entire moderator panel of Vote for the Girls, who has spent many years in the local public eye knows that any public outing is likely to be interrupted and quiet conversation at a restaurant or a shopping trip to a grocery store becomes a thing of the past. “Mollie and I never had a dinner out in Iowa when there weren’t people at our table asking for Mollie’s autograph,” says VFTG Moderator Kendra Ray about her wife, Mollie. “[They want to tell you about] their devotion to the female contestants or male flex picks, how long they’ve supported the ladies, how long they’ve been fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes, down to their personal problems. They just sit down and start telling you.”

In Ohio and Florida, prior to joining Vote for the Girls, Donna Doogan was bothered for years by a farmer named Mark Roland. After numerous prior convictions for stalking, he was convicted in 2014 after calling Doogan nearly 518 times in six months.

“The cult of Vote for the Girls provides archetypes and icons with which alienated souls can identify,”  says a psychologist that Kymberly Alvaraz interviewed on WTOR-FTV’s (CBS 41 Fort Wayne) weekend morning newscast . “On top of that, this country has been embarking for a long time on a field experiment in the use of sex and violence on TV. It is commonplace to watch people getting blown away. We’ve given the ‘true sore  losers’ a rare chance to express their dominance.”

Glenn Becker, a security expert and NoSirGifts security guard in Columbus, Ohio interviewed by Perri Johnson on WXXC-FDT’s (INNCD 47 Fort Wayne) primetime newscast Saturday night, helps news staff and local figures ward off unwanted attentions when entering Stage 41 and Stage 47 of the NoSirGifts Studios in Fort Wayne, thinks the problem is increasing. “It’s getting much worse,” says Becker. “It’s because of the emphasis on the lives of media figures, particularly on YouTube and social media. And this has blurred the line between appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Nowhere in history could you completely ‘know’ someone like you can now ‘know’ Kathy Finklemyre.”

Christina Grimmie’s death, to say the least, was particularly shocking and horrible.  Her personality, by all accounts, made her seem like a dream. A wonderful daughter, a sister, a damn good Vote for the Girls pick. But as a 16-year-old in 2010, she became famous on her own YouTube, joining the likes of Rising Star’s Macy Kate, American Idol 12’s Angie Miller, and likely many more Vote for the Girls picks that all ventured into furthering their singing careers .

“I remember back in 2014 watching her blind audition in North Carolina taking one look and fell in love with her,” recalls VFTG moderator Breeanna Sorensen, watching “The Voice.”  “Christina ahad a fresh charismatic way about her and was very gorgeous, with big brown hair and and a beautiful smile.”

Kylie Dwyar, then a news anchor in Denver and now VFTG Moderator remembers interviewing Grimmie in 2014. “I went to LA two years ago and I saw this nice, clean kid,” she says. “She was very serious about what she did. She was always this good kid who never lost her friends or her perspective.”

The buoyancy and the bright image were rewarded quickly. Soon Christina was a rising star. Even as the career took off, Grimmie remained an unspoiled charmer from New Jersey . “She was extremely curious and spirited,” says Dwyar. “She was the only celebrity I’ve ever known who managed to become successful and remain unjaded.”

Samantha Zinn, daughter of VFTG moderator Ava Zinn, who saw her on YouTube several years ago on, says, “She was the intellect that sat you down and told you what the industry was all about. I don’t want to say she was fearless. But she wasn’t affected by the big city or intimidated by the power.”

But, sometimes tragically, celebrities are not allowed the luxury of being alone. Grimmie discovered that on the night of June 10, 2016, when she had just finished a convert in Orlando and meeting with fans to sign autographs. And why not? How much risk could there be in a concert venue filled with parents of teenagers and young adults?

What she encountered was a white male whom witnesses described as nondescript.

He killed her with a three shots.

Afterward he was tackled by Marcus Grimmie, Christina’s brother, and the man shot and killed herself. The sorrow and devastation he left behind made it very clear, to paraphrase the respective  philospohies of Carl Brizzi and yours truly, Ava Zinn: “Criminals Have a Choice. Victims Don’t” and “Producers/News Directors Have a Choice, Viewers Don’t”.

 

Christina Grimmie Assassinated

Christina Grimmie Assasinated

ORLANDO, Fla. (from WFTV/WTHR) – The Latest on the assassination of Christina Grimmie, in Orlando, Florida:

4:00 p.m.

The moderator panelists of Vote for the Girls are saddened to hear about the death of Christina Grimmie. She has been one of the best VFTG picks ever. On this day–June 11, 2016, when the moderator panelists were about to go on a reward for Alisan Porter’s victory on the tenth season of “The Voice” suddenly word arrived from Orlando that Christina Grimmie was rushed to an Orlando area hospital and now this devastating news that she was assassinated.

11:10 a.m.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina says that the suspect who shot and killed Grimmie apparently traveled from another city in Florida to Orlando to confront her, reportedly as an act of revenge from her third place finish on “The Voice 6”.

Mina says the suspect didn’t appear to know Christina Grimmie personally and may have been a deranged fan, although the motive was still unknown.

Grimmie was shot to death after giving a concert in Orlando on Friday night. She died early Saturday.

The 22-year-old singer from New Jersey finished third during season six of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2014, competing on the team of Maroon 5 star Adam Levine. She began amassing a following on YouTube as a teenager, gripping online viewers with her powerful renditions of hit songs. Her videos on YouTube have garnered millions of views.

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9:45 a.m.

Christina Grimmie’s last social media post a few hours before she was fatally shot showed a smiling upbeat young woman asking people to attend her concert.

“Hey guys, what’s up?” she said into the camera. The 22-year-old was bubbly and urged fans to stop by the show at The Plaza in Orlando. She closed with an excited “byee!”

The video was posted around 7 p.m. and according to authorities, the concert ended around 10 p.m. Grimmie was shot as she signed autographs for fans at a merchandise table.

Grimmie, a Marlton, New Jersey native, competed on the team of Maroon 5 star Adam Levine. She began amassing a following on YouTube as a teenager, gripping online viewers with her powerful renditions of hit songs. Her videos on YouTube have garnered millions of views.

5:00 am
Singer Christina Grimmie has died from wounds after being shot at a Florida concert venue Friday, according to Heather Walsh the entertainer’s publicist.

The singer and members of the band Before You Exit were signing autographs after a concert at Orlando’s Plaza Live when a male suspect shot Grimmie, Orlando Police Department Sgt. Wanda Miglio said at a news conference.

Grimmie’s brother tackled the shooter. The suspect then fatally shot himself, Miglio said.

Police did not identify the shooter and said a motive is not yet known. Miglio called the shooting a “very tragic event” and praised Grimmie’s brother as a “hero.”

The shooter had two guns on him, according to police.

The shooting occurred around 10:45 p.m. ET while the performers were meeting with fans and selling merchandise. There were around 60 people in the area at the time, but nobody else was hurt, Miglio said.

Fans reported hearing at least six gunshots inside the venue.

Police say Grimmie’s brother tackled the gunman, something Mina called heroic as it prevented the suspect from shooting any other bystanders. The gunman then turned the gun on himself.

The singer was brought to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Shortly after 3 a.m., Orlando police announced that Grimmie had died from her injuries

Her publicist issued a statement to WFTV, confirming the news.

At the time of the shooting, 120 people were inside the venue, which was being patrolled by unarmed security guards, Mina said.

Though the venue doesn’t have metal detectors or require pat-downs, Mina said security officers checked bags and purses at the facility’s entrance.

Police believe the gunman had planned to return to the city from where he came. Investigators are now studying his cellphone and computer to determine his motive.

Investigators also are trying to determine how the unidentified man obtained the guns.

Mina said there’s no indication Grimmie knew her killer. And it’s unknown if he had contacted her on social media.

Detectives met Grimmie’s parents Saturday.

Grimmie came in third place and the female winner (losing to notorious Vote for the Worst pick Josh Kaufman) on season 6 of “The Voice,” NBC’s singing competition, which aired in 2014.

24May/16

The Voice 10 Vote for the Worst Picks

Alisan Porter may have won The Voice’s 10th season and become the first female to win since Tessanne Chin. It was really close between Adam Wakefield and Alisan. But was Adam or Laith somoene’s Vote for the Worst pick?
Nonetheless, Hannah Huston fininshed 3rd and Laith Al-Saadi came in 4th

Purple Team Ava & Kymberly Kendra Julia Lanise Kathi & Karly
Pink Team Holly & Perri Kellie Thia Tracia & Hillary Kathy
Red Team Clark Luka Danni (formerly Daniel)
Blue Team Glenn Archibald

 

Ava Zinn & Kymberly Alvaraz

WINNING MODERATOR

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Katie Basden ALISAN PORTER (Cross-Flex from Thia)
Kata Hay (Cross flexed to Holly & Perri)
Mary Sarah
2 Emily Keener Tamar Davis Brittany Kennell
3 Abby Celso
4 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI Ayanna Jahnee Angie Keilhauer
5 Lilly Green Jessica Crosbie Brittney Lawrence
FLEX 1 Ryan Quinn (FLEXED from Luka)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Hannah Huston
Best of Worst 2 Moushumi
Vote for the Worst 1 Matt Tedder Nick Hagelin
Vote for the Worst 2 Brian Nhira
Vote for the Worst 3

Battles
NO DEAL

Adam Pharrell Xtina Blake
1 ALISAN PORTER Mary Sarah
Katie Basden (Stolen from Adam)
2 Emily Keener Tamar Davis Brittany Kennell
3 Abby Celso (Stolen from Pharrell)
4 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI (ELIMINATED
Jessica Crosbie (Stolen from Pharrell)
Ayanna Jahnee (ELIMINATED) Angie Keilhauer
5 Lilly Green (ELIMINATED) Brittney Lawrence (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 1 Ryan Quinn
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Hannah Huston
Best of Worst 2 Moushumi
Vote for the Worst 1 Matt Tedder (ELIMINATED) Nick Hagelin
Vote for the Worst 2 Brian Nhira (Stolen from Pharrell)
Vote for the Worst 3

KNOCKOUTS
NO DEAL

Adam Pharrell Xtina Blake
1 ALISAN PORTER Mary Sarah
Katie Basden
2 Emily Keener Tamar Davis Brittany Kennell (ELIMINATED)
3 Abby Celso (ELIMINATED)
4 Jessica Crosbie (ELIMINATED) Angie Keilhauer (ELIMINATED)
5
FLEX 1 Ryan Quinn (Stolen from Adam)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Hannah Huston
Best of Worst 2 Moushumi
Vote for the Worst 1 Nick Hagelin (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 2 Brian Nhira
Vote for the Worst 3

Top 24
NO DEAL

Adam Pharrell Xtina Blake
1 ALISAN PORTER Mary Sarah
2 Emily Keener Tamar Davis (ELIMINATED) Katie Basden (ELIMINATED)
3
4
5
FLEX 1 Ryan Quinn (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Hannah Huston
Best of Worst 2 Moushumi (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2 Brian Nhira (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 12

Adam Pharrell Xtina Blake
1 ALISAN PORTER Mary Sarah
2 Emily Keener (ELIMINATED)
3
4
5
FLEX 1 Adam Wakefield (CROSS-FLEXED from Holly & Perri)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Hannah Huston
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 11
TOP 10
TOP 9

Adam Pharrell Xtina Blake
1 ALISAN PORTER Mary Sarah
2
3
4
5
FLEX 1 Adam Wakefield
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Hannah Huston
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 8

Adam Pharrell Xtina Blake
1 ALISAN PORTER Mary Sarah (ELIMINATED)
2
3
4
5
FLEX 1 Adam Wakefield
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Hannah Huston
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

FINALE

Adam Pharrell Xtina Blake
1 ALISAN PORTER (WINNER)
2
3
4
5
FLEX 1 Adam Wakefield (RUNNER-UP)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Hannah Huston (3rd Place)
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

 

Kendra Ray

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Moushumi Kristen Marie
2 Shalyah Fearing
3 Caroline Burns Hannah Huston Lacy Mandigo
4 Lilly Green Caity Peters Mary Sarah
5 Angie Keilhauer
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI
Vote for the Worst 1 Nate Butler Daniel Passino
Vote for the Worst 2 Jonathan Bach
Vote for the Worst 3 Mike Schavio

Battles
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Moushumi Kristen Marie (ELIMINATED)
2 Shalyah Fearing (Stolen from Xtina)
3 Caroline Burns Hannah Huston Lacy Mandigo (Stolen from Xtina)
4 Lilly Green (ELIMINATED) Caity Peters Mary Sarah
5 Angie Keilhauer
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 1 Nate Butler Daniel Passino
Vote for the Worst 2 Jonathan Bach (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 3 Mike Schavio (ELIMINATED)

KNOCKOUTS
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Moushumi
2 Shalyah Fearing (Stolen from Pharrell)
3 Caroline Burns Hannah Huston
4 Caity Peters
Lacy Mandigo (Stolen from Blake)
Mary Sarah
5 Angie Keilhauer (ELIMINATED)
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Nate Butler (ELIMINATED) Daniel Passino (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

Top 24
DEAL $78,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Moushumi (ELIMINATED)
2 Shalyah Fearing
3 Caroline Burns (ELIMINATED) Hannah Huston
4 Caity Peters (ELIMINATED)
Lacy Mandigo (ELIMINATED)
Mary Sarah
5
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 12

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1
2 Shalyah Fearing (ELIMINATED Top 8)
3 Hannah Huston (3rd Place)
4 Mary Sarah (ELIMINATED Top 8)
5
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

 

Julia Passalt

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Hannah Huston Brittany Kennell (CROSS-FLEXED from Holly & Perri)
2 Lilly Green ALISAN PORTER
3 Jessica Crosbie Kata Hay Mary Sarah
4 Katie Basden Abby Celso
5 Caroline Burns Emily Keener Ayanna Jahnee (Eliminated) Peyton Parker
FLEX 1
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Moushumi
Vote for the Worst 1 Laith Al-Saadi Jonathan Back
Vote for the Worst 2 Mike Schavio
Vote for the Worst 3 Nick Hagelin

Battles
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Hannah Huston Brittany Kennell
2 Lilly Green ALISAN PORTER
3 Jessica Crosbie (Stolen from Pharrell) Kata Hay Mary Sarah
4 Abby Celso Katie Basden (Stolen from Adam)
5 Caroline Burns Emily Keener Ayanna Jahnee (Eliminated) Peyton Parker
FLEX 1
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Moushumi
Vote for the Worst 1 Laith Al-Saadi Jonathan Bach (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 2 Mike Schavio (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 3 Nick Hagelin

KNOCKOUTS
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Hannah Huston Brittany Kennell (ELIMINATED)
2 ALISAN PORTER
3 Jessica Crosbie (ELIMINATED) Kata Hay Mary Sarah
4 Abby Celso (ELIMINATED) Katie Basden
5 Caroline Burns Emily Keener Peyton Parker (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 1
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Moushumi
Vote for the Worst 1 Laith Al-Saadi
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3 Nick Hagelin

TOP 24
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Hannah Huston
2 ALISAN PORTER
3 Kata Hay (ELIMINATED) Mary Sarah
4 Katie Basden (ELIMINATED)
5 Caroline Burns (ELIMINATED) Emily Keener
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi (CROSS-FLEXED from Tracia & Hillary)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Moushumi (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3 Nick Hagelin

TOP 12

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Hannah Huston
2 ALISAN PORTER
3 Mary Sarah
4
5 Emily Keener (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi (CROSS-FLEXED from Tracia & Hillary)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3 Nick Hagelin

TOP 11

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Hannah Huston
2 ALISAN PORTER
3 Mary Sarah
4
5
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3 Nick Hagelin

TOP 10
Resigned on May 3, 2016

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Hannah Huston (MOVED to Lanise, 3rd Place)
2 ALISAN PORTER (WINNER)
3 Mary Sarah (Eliminated Top 8)
4
5
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi (MOVED to Lanise)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3 Nick Hagelin (ELIMINATED Top 9)

 

Lanise White & Danni McClannahan

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Jessica Crosbie Tamar Davis Teresa Guidry (FLEXED OUT to Archibald)
2 Katherine Ho (CROSS-FLEXED FROM Thia) Moushumi Gina Castanzo (CROSS-FLEXED FROM Kellie)
3 Maya Smith Kristen Marie Angie Keilhauer
4 Emily Keener
5 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI Hannah Huston Shalyah Fearing Mary Sarah
FLEX 1 Brian Nhira (FLEXED from Clark) Bryan Bautista (FLEXED from Archibald)
FLEX 2 Joe Vivona (FLEXED from Glenn) Malik Heard (FLEXED from Luka Runecraft)
FLEX 3 Joe Maye (FLEXED from Clark Jones)
Best of Worst 1 Alisan Porter
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Owen Danoff Adam Wakefield
Vote for the Worst 2 Justin Whisnant
Vote for the Worst 3

Battles
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Jessica Crosbie (Stolen from Pharrell) Tamar Davis
2 Katherine Ho Moushumi Gina Castanzo (Eliminated)
3 Hannah Huston Kristen Marie (Elimiminated)
Maya Smith (Stolen from Pharrell)
Angie Keilhauer
4 Emily Keener
5 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI (ELIMINATED) Shalyah Fearing (STOLEN from Xtina) Mary Sarah
FLEX 1 Brian Nhira (Stolen from Pharrell) Bryan Bautista
FLEX 2 Malik Heard (STOLEN from Xtina)
FLEX 3 Joe Vivona (ELIMINATED) Joe Maye
Best of Worst 1 Alisan Porter
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Owen Danoff Adam Wakefield
Vote for the Worst 2 Justin Whisnant (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 3

KNOCKOUTS
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Jessica Crosbie (ELIMINATED) Tamar Davis
2 Katherine Ho  (ELIMINATED) Moushumi
3 Hannah Huston Maya Smith (ELIMINATED) Angie Keilhauer (ELIMINATED)
4 Emily Keener
5 Shalyah Fearing (Stolen from Pharrell) Mary Sarah
FLEX 1 Brian Nhira Bryan Bautista
FLEX 2 Malik Heard (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 3 Joe Maye (Stolen from Xtina)
Best of Worst 1 Alisan Porter
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Owen Danoff Adam Wakefield
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 24
DEAL $78,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Tamar Davis (ELIMINATED)
2 Moushumi (ELIMINATED)
3 Hannah Huston
4 Emily Keener
5 Shalyah Fearing Mary Sarah
FLEX 1 Brian Nhira (ELIMINATED) Bryan Bautista
FLEX 2
FLEX 3 Joe Maye (ELIMINATED)
Best of Worst 1 Alisan Porter
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Owen Danoff Adam Wakefield
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 12

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1
2
3 Hannah Huston
4 Emily Keener (ELIMINATED)
5 Shalyah Fearing Mary Sarah
FLEX 1 Bryan Bautista
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
Best of Worst 1 Alisan Porter
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Owen Danoff Adam Wakefield
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 11

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1
2
3 Hannah Huston
4
5 Shalyah Fearing Mary Sarah
FLEX 1 Bryan Bautista
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
Best of Worst 1 Alisan Porter
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Owen Danoff (ELIMINATED) Adam Wakefield
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 10
TOP 9

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1
2
3 Hannah Huston
4
5 Shalyah Fearing Mary Sarah
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi (Moved from Julia) Bryan Bautista
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
Best of Worst 1 Alisan Porter
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Adam Wakefield
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 8

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Hannah Huston
2
3
4
5 Shalyah Fearing (ELIMINATED) Mary Sarah (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi (Moved from Julia) Bryan Bautista (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
Best of Worst 1 Alisan Porter
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Adam Wakefield
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

FINALE

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Hannah Huston (3rd Place)
2
3
4
5
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi (4th Place)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
Best of Worst 1 Alisan Porter (WINNER)
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Adam Wakefield (RUNNER-UP)
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

 

Kathi & Karly Jameson

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI Ayanna Jahnee (CROSS-FLEXED from Tracia & Hillary) Brittney Lawrence (CROSS-FLEXED from Kellie)
2 Kata Hay Mary Sarah
3 Lilly Green Moushumi ALISAN PORTER Brittany Kennell
4 Hannah Huston Tamar Davis
5 Abby Celso
FLEX 1
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Paxton Ingram
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

Battles
DEAL: $40,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI (ELIMINATED) Ayanna Jahnee (ELIMINATED) Brittney Lawrence (ELIMINATED)
2 Kata Hay (Eliminated Top 24) Mary Sarah (Eliminated Top 8)
3 Lilly Green (Eliminated) Moushumi (Eliminated Top 24) ALISAN PORTER (WINNER) Brittany Kennell (ELIMINATED in Knockouts)
4 Hannah Huston (3rd Place) Tamar Davis (Eliminated Top 24)
5 Abby Celso (Eliminated in Knockouts)
FLEX 1
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Paxton Ingram (Eliminated Top 8)
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

 


 

Holly Everman & Perri Johnson

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Lilly Green Maya Smith (HOME) Kata Hay (Cross flexed from Ava & Kymberly) Brittany Kennell (CROSS-FLEXED to Julia)
2 Katie Basden Caity Peters Peyton Parker
3 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI Emily Keener
4 Moushumi Kristen Marie
5 ALISAN PORTER
FLEX 1 Adam Wakefield (FLEXED from Luka)
FLEX 2 Daniel Passino (FLEXED FROM Archibald)
FLEX 3 Matt Tedder (FLEXED FROM Clark)
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Katherine Ho Brittney Lawrence
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Jared Harder
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

Battles
NO DEAL
$25,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Lilly Green (ELIMINATED) Kata Hay
Maya Smith (Stolen from Pharrell)
2 Caity Peters Peyton Parker
Katie Basden (Stolen from Adam)
3 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI (ELIMINATED) Emily Keener
4 Moushumi Kristen Marie (ELIMINATED)
5 ALISAN PORTER
FLEX 1 Adam Wakefield
FLEX 2 Daniel Passino
FLEX 3 Matt Tedder (ELIMINATED)
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Katherine Ho Brittney Lawrence (ELIMINATED)
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Jared Harder (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

KNOCKOUTS
$75,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Kata Hay
Maya Smith (ELIMINATED)
2 Caity Peters Peyton Parker (ELIMINATED)
Katie Basden (Stolen from Adam)
3 Emily Keener
4 Moushumi
5 ALISAN PORTER
FLEX 1 Adam Wakefield
FLEX 2 Daniel Passino (ELIMINATED, later reinstated)
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Katherine Ho (ELIMINATED)
Best of Worst 2

TOP 24
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Kata Hay (ELIMINATED)
2 Caity Peters (ELIMINATED) Katie Basden (ELIMINATED)
3 Emily Keener
4 Moushumi (ELIMINATED)
5 ALISAN PORTER
FLEX 1 Adam Wakefield
FLEX 2 Daniel Passino
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2

TOP 12
DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1
2
3 Emily Keener (ELIMINATED)
4
5 ALISAN PORTER (WINNER)
FLEX 1 Adam Wakefield (FLEXED out to Ava & Kymberly)
FLEX 2 Daniel Passino (Eliminated Top 10)
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2

 

Kellie Rock

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Emily Keener (HOME) Shalyah Fearing (HOME)
Lacy Mandigo (HOME)
Peyton Parker (HOME)
Gina Castanzo (FLEXED OUT to Danni & Lanise)
2 Caroline Burns Abby Celso Kristen Marie Angie Keilhauer (HOME)
3 Caity Peters Brittney Lawrence (HOME, FLEXED OUT TO Kathi & Karly)
4 Jessica Crosbie
5
FLEX 1 Paxton Ingram (FLEXED FROM to Clark)
FLEX 2 Nate Butler (FLEXED FROM Archibald)
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Katie Basden
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Mike Schavio
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3 Jonathan Bach

Battles
NO DEAL
$25,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Emily Keener (HOME)
Shalyah Fearing (HOME, Stolen from Xtina)
Peyton Parker (HOME)
Lacy Mandigo (HOME, Stolen from Xtina)
2 Caroline Burns Abby Celso Kristen Marie (ELIMINATED) Angie Keilhauer (HOME)
3 Caity Peters
4 Jessica Crosbie (Stolen from Pharrell)
5
FLEX 1 Paxton Ingram
FLEX 2 Nate Butler
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Katie Basden (Stolen from Adam)
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Mike Schavio (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3 Jonathan Bach (ELIMINATED)

KNOCKOUTS
NO DEAL
$75,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Shalyah Fearing (HOME, Stolen from Pharrell) Emily Keener (HOME)
Lacy Mandigo (HOME, Stolen from Blake)
Peyton Parker (HOME, ELIMINATED)
2 Caroline Burns Abby Celso (ELIMINATED) Angie Keilhauer (HOME, ELIMINATED)
3 Caity Peters
4 Jessica Crosbie (ELIMINATED)
5
FLEX 1 Paxton Ingram
FLEX 2 Nate Butler (ELIMINATED, later reinstated)
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Katie Basden
Best of Worst 2

TOP 24
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Shalyah Fearing (HOME) Emily Keener (HOME)
2 Caroline Burns (ELIMINATED) Lacy Mandigo (HOME, ELIMINATED)
3 Caity Peters (ELIMINATED)
4
5
FLEX 1 Paxton Ingram
FLEX 2 Nate Butler  (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 Katie Basden (ELIMINATED)
Best of Worst 2

TOP 12
Kellie died on April 19, 2016

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Shalyah Fearing (HOME, Cross-Flexed to Ava & Kymbery) Emily Keener (ELIMINATED)
2
3
4
5
FLEX 1 Paxton Ingram (Eliminated Top 8)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2

 

Thia Tola

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Caity Peters (HOME) ALISAN PORTER (Cross-Flex to Ava & Kymberly)
2 Maya Smith Angie Keilhauer
3 Jessica Crosbie (PRIMARY)
4 Caroline Burns Moushumi Kata Hay Brittany Kennell
5 Katie Basden
FLEX 1
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Katherine Ho
Vote for the Worst 1 Joe Vivona Joe Maye
Vote for the Worst 2 Nick Hagelin
Vote for the Worst 3

Battles
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Caity Peters (HOME)
2 Maya Smith (Stolen from Pharrell) Angie Keilhauer
3 Jessica Crosbie (Stolen from Pharrell)
4 Caroline Burns Moushumi Kata Hay Brittany Kennell
5 Katie Basden (Stolen from Adam)
FLEX 1
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Katherine Ho
Vote for the Worst 1 Joe Vivona (ELIMINATED) Joe Maye
Vote for the Worst 2 Nick Hagelin
Vote for the Worst 3

KNOCKOUTS
DEAL: $60,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Caity Peters (HOME)
2 Maya Smith (ELIMINATED) Angie Keilhauer (ELIMINATED)
3 Jessica Crosbie (ELIMINATED)
4 Caroline Burns Moushumi Kata Hay Brittany Kennell (ELIMINATED)
5 Katie Basden
FLEX 1
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Katherine Ho (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 1 Joe Maye (Stolen from Xtina)
Vote for the Worst 2 Nick Hagelin (ELIMINATED, later resinstated)
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 24

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Caity Peters (HOME, ELIMINATED)
2
3
4 Caroline Burns (ELIMINATED) Moushumi (ELIMINATED) Kata Hay (ELIMINATED)
5 Katie Basden (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 1
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1 Joe Maye (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 2 Nick Hagelin (Eliminated Top 9)
Vote for the Worst 3

 

Kathy Roberts

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Caroline Burns
2 Hannah Huston
3 Katie Basden
4 Maya Smith Shalyah Fearing
5 Caity Peters Tamar Davis
FLEX 1 Owen Danoff (FLEXED from Archibald)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI Kristen Marie
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

Battles
NO DEAL
$25,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Caroline Burns
2 Hannah Huston
3 Katie Basden (Stolen from Adam)
4 Shalyah Fearing (Stolen from Xtina) Maya Smith (Stolen from Pharrell)
5 Caity Peters Tamar Davis
FLEX 1 Owen Danoff
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI (ELIMINATED) Kristen Marie (ELIMINATED)
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

Knockouts
NO DEAL
$75,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Caroline Burns
2 Hannah Huston
3 Katie Basden
4 Shalyah Fearing (Stolen from Pharrell) Maya Smith (ELIMINATED)
5 Caity Peters Tamar Davis
FLEX 1 Owen Danoff
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 24
NO DEAL
Kathy died on April 14, 2016

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Caroline Burns (ELIMINATED)
2 Hannah Huston (3rd Place)
3 Katie Basden (ELIMINATED)
4 Shalyah Fearing (Eliminated Top 8)
5 Caity Peters (ELIMINATED) Tamar Davis (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 1 Owen Danoff  (Eliminated Top 11)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 1
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

 

Tracia Ward & Hillary Matthewson

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Abby Celso
2 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI Jessica Crosbie Ayanna Jahnee (CROSS-FLEXED to Kathi & Karly)
3 Shalyah Fearing Peyton Parker
4
5 Maya Smith Kata Hay Brittany Kennell
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi (FLEXED from Archibald)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Katie Basden
Vote for the Worst 1 Ryan Quinn Brian Nhira
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

Battles
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Abby Celso
2 NATALIE YACCOVAZZI (ELIMINATED)
Jessica Crosbie (Stolen From Pharrell)
3 Shalyah Fearing (Stolen from Xtina) Peyton Parker
4 Maya Smith (Stolen from Pharrell)
5 Kata Hay Brittany Kennell
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Katie Basden (Stolen From Adam)
Vote for the Worst 1 Ryan Quinn
Brian Nhira (Stolen from Pharrell)
Brian Nhira
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

Knockouts
NO DEAL

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Abby Celso (ELIMINATED)
2 Jessica Crosbie (ELIMINATED)
3 Shalyah Fearing (Stolen from Pharrell) Peyton Parker (ELIMINATED)
4 Maya Smith (ELIMINATED)
5 Kata Hay Brittany Kennell (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Katie Basden
Vote for the Worst 1 Brian Nhira Ryan Quinn (Stolen from Adam)
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

TOP 24
DEAL $78,000

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1
2
3 Shalyah Fearing (Eliminated Top 8)
4
5 Kata Hay (ELIMINATED)
FLEX 1 Laith Al-Saadi (FLEXED OUT TO Julia Passalt)
FLEX 2
FLEX 3
FLEX
FLEX
Best of Worst 1
Best of Worst 2 Katie Basden (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 1 Brian Nhira (ELIMINATED) Ryan Quinn (ELIMINATED)
Vote for the Worst 2
Vote for the Worst 3

 


Luka Runecraft

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Mike Schiavo Malik Heard (FLEXED OUT to Danni & Lanise) Adam Wakefield (FLEXED OUT to Holly & Perri)
2 Ryan Quinn (FLEXED OUT to Ava & Kymberly) Joe Maye (FLEXED OUT to Danni & Lanise)
3
FLEX 1

Battles

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Mike Schiavo (ELIMINATED)
2
3
FLEX 1

Clark Jones

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Matt Tedder (FLEXED OUT to Holly & Perri) Nick Hagelin Joe Maye (FLEXED OUT to Danni & Lanise) Paxton Ingram (FLEXED OUT to Kellie)
2 Brian Nhira (FLEXED OUT to Danni & Lanise)
3
FLEX 1

Battles

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Nick Hagelin Justin Whisnant (ELIMINATED, later reinstated)
2
3
FLEX 1

Knockouts

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Nick Hagelin (ELIMINATED, later reinstated)
2
3
FLEX 1

TOP 24

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Nick Hagelin (Eliminated Top 9) Justin Whisnant (Eliminated)
2
3
FLEX 1

 


Archibald Coolranch

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Laith Al-Saadi  (FLEXED OUT to Tracia & Hillary) Jonathan Bach (HOME) Daniel Passino (FLEXED OUT to Holly & Perri)
2 Nate Butler (FLEXED OUT to Kellie) Bryan Bautista (FLEXED OUT to Danni & Lanise)
3 Owen Danoff (FLEXED OUT to Kathy)
FLEX 1 Teresa Guidry (FLEXED FROM Lanise)

Battles

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Jonathan Bach (ELIMINATED)
2
3
FLEX 1 Teresa Guidry (ELIMINATED)

Glenn Swaringen

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Owen Danoff (FLEXED OUT to Kathy) Joe Vivona (FLEXED OUT to Danni & Lanise) Jared Harder
2 Jonathan Hutcherson
3
FLEX 1

Battles

Adam Pharell Xtina Blake
1 Jared Harder (ELIMINATED)
2 Jonathan Hutcherson (ELIMINATED)
3
FLEX 1

 

24May/16
Double VFTG Victory

Alisan Porter/CURLY SUE WINS The Voice 10!

Double VFTG Victory

We asked you to vote for Alisan Porter to win The Voice folks and we finally broke the streak and not only Alisan’s victory and not only another moderator win for Ava Zinn and Kymberly Alvaraz on not only The Voice 10 as well as a co-winning moderator with Lanise White’s pick of Nylie DiMarco as the overall winner of Dancing with the Stars 22 and Paige van Zant as the overall runner-up. Ava & Kymberly’s double victories on The Voice 9 (Jordan Smith and Emily Ann Roberts), Dancing with the Stars 21 (Bindi Irwin and Nick Carter), American Idol 15 (Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae), and The Voice 10 (Alisan Porter and Adam Wakefield) mark the first time one moderator has swept a Vote for the Girls season!

This means for the first time next season on Vote for the Girls, Ava & Kymberly and Lanise & Danni will have two big advantages–one will be the fact that Ava, Kymberly, and Lanise will not be participating in DWTS 23.

Lanise will be going to the Hall of Fame NFL game of which the Indianapolis Colts and her Green Bay Packers will play and Ms. White will watch the game in person!

Ava & Kymberly, however, will buy a DVD copy of “Curly Sue” and a very big surprise!!

Story will be updated.

 

VFTG Victory! Nick Haglean is Eliminated on The Voice

zvictory

We did it! Hannah, Mary, Alisan, and Shalyah earned enough votes to be guaranteed a spot in The Voice 10 Semi-Final. It came down to the Instant Save….

Meanwhile on DWTS 22, Ava & Kymberly’s pick of Paige Van Zant was declared safe with Lanise White’s picks of Ginger Zee and Nyle DiMarco.

Alisan, Shalyah, Mary, and Hannah SAFE! VFTG Win

We did it again, folks, the four females of Alisan Porter, Shalyah Fearing, Hannah Huston, and Mary Sarah are in The Voice 10 Quarter-Finals and a shot at a victory. In fact the the four women were among the first five to advance from the votes. Alisan’s performance of “Let Him Fly” will pretty much seal the victory.

Meanwhile, on Dancing with the Stars, as Ava Zinn said a couple of weeks ago, “The purple team that loves taking the piss becasue they’ve been on an RV, they’ve flown to Denver, and they they think they’re queen p***y because they kissed Peyton Manning’s arse in f*cking Super Bowl 50.”

20Apr/16

VFTG Moderators Kellie Rock and Kathy Roberts have died

Kathy Roberts (1955-2016)

The Vote for the Girls moderator panelists are in complete shock, and our condolences go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Kellie Rock and Kathy Roberts, who respectively died April 14 and April 19. Kathy Roberts was 60 and Kellie Rock was 52.

On our Facebook page, Roberts’ fellow moderator Lanise White posted, “Danni and I cannot express the sadness and grief caused by the passing of my friend Kathy Roberts. Kathy was a great person I had the privilege to work with in Milwaukee and on VFTG. We will miss Kathy dearly. Thoughts and prayers are with Kathy. #RIPKathyRoberts”

“She was in the booth after production wrapped up when she said ‘Oh my God, something is wrong,’ ” White said.

Fort Wayne police confirmed that a 911 call was received on the early morning hours of April 14 after Roberts collapsed and died from an apparent heart attack.

Kathy was part of Vote for the Girls joining in September 2015. Prior to VFTG, she anchored the newscasts for WXWI-FTV in Milwaukee appearing on the station’s midday and 4 p.m. newscast with Lanise White from 1989 unitl Kathy left in 2009

“The entire Milwaukee’s Action News family is saddened by Kathy’s passing,” said Melvin Runecraft, WXWI anchor and former colleague of White and Roberts.  “Kathy was not only a fellow journalist, but a friend to many of us. Kathy was hard-working, caring, and loved Milwaukee. Her strong passion for life, for news, and sharing great stories will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her children and family.”

EDITOR’s NOTE: Melvin Runecraft is the father of VFTG Villain Luka Runecraft

“We have lost a member of our family at NoSirGifts…Rest in Peace, Kathy,” Luka Runecraft posted to his Twitter feed.

Five days after Kathy’s death, Roberts’ fellow moderator Kellie Rock killed herself after her Roberts’s final pick of Owen Danoff received more Instant Save votes than Rock’s pick of Emily Keener on “The Voice.

Kellie Rock (1964-2016)

Kellie slashed her throat and then her wrists following through on a threat Rock made to fellow pink team moderator Tracia Ward, according to friends and the city medical examiner’s office.

“She had been fighting depression for over a year,” said Julia Passalt. “But she was a private person, so not many people knew.”

Passalt said she remained close to Rock long after Passalt left for Denver, and she was grateful she got to see Rock again when she joined the Vote for the Girls panel in 2014.

She said she was one of the first to received the news of Kellie’s death from Elisabeth Rock, Kellie’s eldest daughter.

On Wednesday, many of Kellie’s former colleagues said they were shocked by her  death.

WVTH anchor Beverly Gadsen called the news  “a bust to the gut.”

“I didn’t even know she had depression,” Gadsen said. “She was a great newswoman.”

Marti McDaniel, who co-anchored the 5 p.m. news with Rock in Tampa Bay through the 1990s, said she was “such a smart, professional girl. She also had a really fun side, was a joy to work with every day.”

Kurtis Fonn, Rock’s WWCF co-anchor at 6 and 11 p.m., said he was stunned by the news, describing Rock as a wonderful woman and journalist.

Long-time VFTG pink team moderator Holly Everman, worked with Rock and her sister Robyn Hurd for many.

“I have such great memories working with Kellie on VFTG,” Everman said. “We became good friends and frequently played golf together. What a sad day. Loved ones and fans will remember Kellie Rock as a caring woman who loved her family ”

Kellie Rock joined the VFTG panel in January 2014 with Kathi Jameson. “I am in complete shock and devastated to hear the news about Kellie. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known,” Kathi said on Wednesday. “And a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. We have lost [an] angel today. I miss you Kellie.”

Kellie Rock  previously anchored  WVTH-FTV’s main newscasts from 2009 to 2013. “The entire staff at NBC 25 Action News are tremendously saddened by the tragic passing of former WVTH anchorwoman, Kellie Rock. She was truly a sweet and generous soul. This is a devastating loss for anyone who ever knew her,” WVTH news director Mark Ailes said in a statement.