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Former 'Voice' fan favorite performs in Ybor City

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Melanie Martinez performing at The Orpheum Melanie Martinez performing at The Orpheum
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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Eighteen-year-old Melanie Martinez is living her dream.

She is touring in places like California, Boston, and New York.  On December 11th, she performed at The Orpheum in Ybor City.  Her voice has the same ethereal style that launched her to the final five in season 3 of NBC's "The Voice".  

Martinez admits those first performances on "The Voice" were unlike anything she'd ever done before.

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"For me it was the first time I ever sang in front of people and it was just really cool interacting with people," said Martinez.  "I like honestly did not even think about the fact that there were millions of people watching at home."

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Now, Martinez has inked a deal to write music for herself and others.

She is excited that her success got its start on Team Adam.

"He [Adam Levine] is really goofy," Martinez said.  "He's definitely a super sweet guy and genuine, super genuine.  He's just taught me to basically just be myself, and it's ok to be myself, and you don't have to fit in to what other people think you should be."

Melanie Martinez says she isn't disappointed that she did not win Season 3 of "the Voice".

"When you get eliminated from the Voice that is the beginning I think. This is you know preparing you for the real, you know the real deal," Martinez said.

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