Mica Parris is something special. This rising Portland songstress has a sound rooted in old school soul, with touches of modern R&B and the drive of Top 40 pop-rock. Did we mention she’s got a set of killer pipes? Her blend is unique-yet-familiar, and is perhaps the reason her track “Wings” caught the attention of Monica. The R&B legend hand selected Parris as the Grand Prize Winner of the “Artists on the Rise” Competition—presented by NBC’s The Voice—landing her a mentoring session with Miss Thang herself. Pretty sweet, right? Congrats girl! Check back to the OurStage blog for our exclusive follow-up with Parris later in the month.