Rebekah Samarin makes family proud on 'The Voice'


Looking every bit the star, Rebekah Samarin prepares to sing for "The Voice."

Credit: Elaine Samarin

In the Battle Round on "The Voice," Rebekah Samarin, 20, was asked to sing “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.”

Credit: Elaine Samarin

In the Battle Round on "The Voice," Rebekah prevailed against Clara Hong when they were asked to sing “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” The performance wasn't televised but Rebekah's parents were able to see it live at Sony PIctures Entertainment in Culver City.

Credit: Elaine Samarin

Rebekah's grandfather, John Halopoff, a Canyon Lake resident, is one of her proudest fans.

Credit: Elaine Samarin

Rebekah is pictured with her sister Alanna and parents Elaine and Mike Samarin.

Credit: Elaine Samarin

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Fans of “The Voice” USA Season 7 never got much of a chance to hear Rebekah Samarin, the Murrieta singer with Canyon Lake connections, but she made it all the way to the Knockout Rounds this past Monday before being eliminated from the competition.

In the Knockouts, she was paired up against Matt McAndrew on Team Adam. In the Battle Rounds, she defeated Clara Hong. Unfortunately, TV viewers were able to see her face only in montage shots over the course of the season. In addition to Adam Levine, coaches this season are Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.

Family members couldn't be prouder of Rebekah's accomplishments ? not just the dizzying success that took her so far on one of television's premiere talent shows ? but the lifetime of talent and commitment that have brought her to this stage in her life.

Rebekah, 20, is the granddaughter of Canyon Lake resident John Halopoff and the daughter of Canyon Lake property owners Michael and Elaine Samarin. A graduate of Murrieta Valley High School, Rebekah won 1st place in the annual Rotary District 5330 Vocal Music Competition at the University of Redlands in 2011, competing against 28 vocal winners from 24 Rotary clubs.

She currently is attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, majoring in Vocal Performance and Music Business. She is one of three sisters to have won Rotary District 5330 Vocal Music Competitions. Sisters Megan and Alanna also won those prestigious competitions.