The Thompson Sisters
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The Thompson Sisters are a duo American act made up of sisters Tori Dawn Thompson (born October 25, 1993)[no citations needed here] and Taylor Marie Thompson (born February 1992)[no citations needed here] both from Santa Maria, California. They are best known for their appearance on reality talent show American Juniors in 2003 and subsequently being part of the group of the same name spawned from the show. They participated for the first season in the American version of The Voice in 2011.
Taylor's first performance was at the Strawberry Festival in Santa Maria, in which she sang "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat".[no citations needed here] Tori's first performance was in her church pageant in Santa Maria, in which she sang "Happy Birthday Jesus".[no citations needed here] Following their debuts, the pair performed at events such as festivals, pageants and parties.[no citations needed here] In May 2003, Taylor and Tori auditioned for American Juniors, landing a spot in the show.[no citations needed here] Taylor was chosen first by viewers, with Tori being selected the following week.[no citations needed here] Chauncey Matthews, Lucy Hale and Danielle White then followed, completing the group.[no citations needed here] When the group broke up in the summer of 2005, Taylor and Tori started focusing on their own careers.[no citations needed here]
In December 2004, Tori and Taylor helped tsunami victims by raising money for UNICEF by auctioning off their homemade scarves.[no citations needed here] They later held another auction to help Hurricane Katrina victims by auctioning off autographed American Juniors memorabilia.[no citations needed here]
In 2006, Tori Thompson successfully auditioned for a part in a segment for Comedy Central's Blue Collar TV with Jeff Foxworthy and auditioned for the film remake of When a Stranger Calls, alongside American Idol season 3 runner-up, Diana DeGarmo, who was auditioning for a different part.
In 2011, they took part in The Voice after qualifying in the Blind Auditions.[no citations needed here] They advanced to The Battle Round where they beat Kelsey Rey to move on to the Live Shows.[no citations needed here] They were coached in the series by Cee Lo Green.[no citations needed here] On the results episode on June 21, 2011, they were eliminated from the competition after Vicci Martinez received the most votes from viewers and coach Cee Lo Green selected Nakia as the other semi-finalist.[no citations needed here]