The 16 year old from Monmouth County that is now in tonight's semi-finals of The Voice on NBC has gotten this far because of her amazing singing...and because of YOUR votes. And her parents want to say thanks.

Jacquie Lee from Colts Neck performs on "The Voice" (NBC)

Her parents, Rich and Denise, say they want to express their deepest gratitude to everyone who has 'adopted' their daughter during this incredible ride. They are blown away by the love and support and are so proud to have been able to share this experience with everyone at the Jersey Shore. Rich says the voting effort to keep Jacquie in the competition has been inspiring to behold and has provided Jacquie with the opportunity to fulfill her dream.

Denise (Momma Lee as she is affectionately called) and Rich are also eternally grateful to all of the people on The Voice who have supported Jacquie and believed in her. They say althought it's 'just a tv show', the whole experience has been a truly magical one for their daughter. The relationships that Jacquie has forged with Christina Aguilera, the producers, vocal coaches, band members, and fellow contestants will last her a lifetime.

Rich says that the most pleasant surprise has been to see just how close the contestants have become. Although competitors, they have supported one another from day one and genuinely care for each other. And although they all want to win, they really feel the pain when their friends get eliminated. The results show is a tough night.

Jacquie's proud dad says he is now sure that his daughter was born to perform on the stage. He loves the way she has handled herself and wants all of you voters to take great pride in knowing that you have helped a hometown girl pursue her dream.

Richand Denise also hope that their other two children will find their passion and success in whatever it is they choose to do in their lives, and are just as proud of them.

Jacquie Lee will perform in the semi-finals of The Voice tonight at 8 pm on NBC. Tonight's show is only an hour long and the remaining contestants will only do one song each. You can vote online, by phone (they will show the number to call for Jacquie tonight during or right after her performance) and by purchasing the song she does tonight on iTunes. You will have from the end of tonight's show until tomorrow morning at 11 am to vote.

We love you Jacquie...and your great family, too! Best wishes for another night of joy as you live your dream on stage! You are already OUR winner!