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SALT LAKE CITY —Utah singer Dia Frampton's voice helped her on the national stage in Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice" on NBC.

This wasn't the 23-year-old St. George native's first time onstage — in fact it's far from it. She performs with the group "Meg and Dia," and a brand new album on iTunes.

But performing on national television? That was a first.

Behind her confident exterior, Dia family says she was feeling butterflies as she performed. Mom Sunhee Frampton had the chance to be backstage as Dia sang.

"I'm really glad I had a chance to be there and feel what she's going through, so when she calls me and says she's stressed I know what she's going through," Sunhee said.

Tuesday night, she watched with more family as the episode aired. They got a chance to see the competition and hear the judges praise.

"It really inspires me, and I'm proud of her," Dia's sister Nikki said. "It makes me want to work harder."

Dia was selected from a group of 5,000 contestants. Although her dad knows she is talented, and practices for hours, he was still surprised when he heard she'd been picked.

"All the sudden we got a call and she said they'd flown her to California and she was in a hotel," Dix Frampton said.

The 23-year-old picked Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly" for her blind audition song, but her family says her roots are country. She got her start around age 9 singing at county fairs.

"She, in my opinion, still has a natural talent for singing country," Dix said.

"I expect her to go far," Sunhee said, "and I really expect her to be ‘the one.'"

So, how far is Dia going to go? You'll have to keep watching "The Voice" Tuesday nights to find out.

Dia's already receiving praise on her Facebook page for Tuesday night's performance. CLICK HERE to send her your well wishes.

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