It’s been a whirlwind year for Oklahoman Adley Stump. After only discovering her singing talent a little over a year ago on a dare from her sorority sisters during a choreography session, she’s found herself on the biggest singing competition on television right now. A proud member of Team Blake Shelton, she’s made it to the Battle Rounds which start Monday at 8 pm EST on NBC.
In a conference call that we were part of yesterday afternoon, Adley admitted to us that she never meant to audition for The Voice in the first place – it happened by chance! She was in need of some money and she was actually trying to figure out how to get on Jeopardy. She googled how to get on the classic game show and found a list of reality tv shows that were currently casting – which just so happened to have The Voice’s season two auditions listed.
“I found The Voice because I was, you know, a broke college student, and I thought, man, I’m broke. I need to go be on Jeopardy. So I Googled how to be on Jeopardy, and there was a list of reality shows pulled up. I found The Voice on there, and you know, I saw auditions in Nashville at the time I was interested, and I was like, “Oh, I was always wanted to go to Nashville.”
She never expected to get as far as she has so far on the show, thanking God for the change of plans in her life. Nashville, as it is for any country music singer, was a place she dreamed to get to – and when she discovered that auditions were being held in Music City, she jumped in the car and found her way:
“You know, so I hopped in the car, drove through the night, and auditioned, I know – I mean, on a whim. I didn’t expect this. I did not expect this, and you know, this is just a – you know, I was going left and God said, “No, you’re going right.” And I’m just trying to hold on and be the best version of myself to fill this role that I feel like I’ve been given to play.”
Find out if her “whim” is enough to take her to the live shows in April. She’s proudly part of Team Blake, and will be mentored by both Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert as the Battle Rounds start on Monday.