Written by Seth Burleigh

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Often, athletes who try to become singers end up in the “don’t quit your day job” category.  The most recent examples that come to mind are Tottenham’s Andros Townsend and Thomas Carroll who sang a rendition of “Stand by Me” in the locker room back in December and members of the Seattle Sounders who “sang”, and I use that term loosely, the Perry Como hit “Seattle” in a promotional video back in 2009.

Although wildly entertaining, Townsend and Carroll, having both been loaned out shortly after the video went viral, should concentrate on getting back into the Premier League, while the Sounders, well, I don’t even want to say what should happen to that video.

Luckily, we also have Karla Davis, a 2008 graduate of UNC Greensboro, who recently blind-auditioned for NBC’s singing show “The Voice”.  Davis twice earned All-Southern Conference honors and was the league’s freshman of the year in 2004. Now based in Nashville, Davis won the 2010 Colgate Country Showdown national competition, earning the title “Best New Act in Country Music.”

Watch a a glimpse of her talent after the jump.

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