She's no stranger to auditions. She became a Singing Angel at the age of 10

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WICKLIFFE -- Twenty-three-year-old Maria Nicholas is studying to be a nurse and graduates in August; but she would gladly put that on hold if she makes it on "The Voice."

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"You never know what could happen, and if I do get chosen and become a participant, I'll make it work," Nicholas said.

She's no stranger to auditions. She became a Singing Angel at the age of 10.

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"We performed at Playhouse Square," Nicholas said. "Being on that enormous stage in front of so many people is the biggest adrenalin rush. It just makes me so happy."

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But when she arrived at college, the music stopped.

"I've had so many opportunities slip me by," Nicholas said. "I kind of missed out on the thing I love, which is singing."

She was diagnosed with anorexia freshman year. She had to leave second semester to go to treatment for six months.

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"You gain weight, you gain health, you gain happiness, you gain your life back, and that part of me that was missing is back -- to finally feel that I can do that again and show the world that it feels really great," Nicholas said.

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