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Raquel Castro gets superstar support

Portrait of Raquel Castro in her Long Island

Portrait of Raquel Castro in her Long Island home on the afternoon of May 19, 2011. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara) Raquel is curently a contestant on the television singing competition "The Voice" (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara) Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

With the first voting deadline of “The Voice” looming at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Raquel Castro is hoping her fans – the Raquel Castro Army and the Rakillas – will keep her on the NBC show for another round.

The 16-year-old from Port Jefferson Station spent much of today on Twitter drumming up support, even receiving support from director Kevin Smith, who cast her in his 2004 movie “Jersey Girl.”

“Gertie's all grown up,” Smith Tweeted, before calling Castro “the Princess of Port Jeff” and linking to the sale of her iTunes single “Blow.” When fans buy the song, it's considered a vote for her to stay on “The Voice.” They can also vote for her online at the show's website and by calling a special number.

For Castro, the biggest worry about her “Blow” performance wasn't the lack of power notes in the Ke$ha song. It was the shoes, she blogged.

“I was so nervous I thought I was gonna fall on my butt!” she wrote, adding that her performance of “Lady Marmalade” with her teammates and Christina Aguilera was another high point. “The fact that I got to sing with my inspiration was just so surreal.”

Results will be announced on “The Voice” Tuesday night.

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