Last night’s episode of The Voice was the most emotional yet. Even though the very talented Gwen Sebastian was sent home in her Battle Round, coach Blake Shelton made sure that she wasn’t going to give up on her career just yet. He invited her to tour with him on his “Well Lit & Amplified Tour” and she will perform with Blake at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 1st.
Blake is pretty proud of the North Dakota native, and he’s excited to add her to his already talented team:
“The first time I ever heard Gwen’s voice I knew it was something special. She has the rare ability to combine power with passion in her singing abilities. Although our journey together has ended on “The Voice,” it’s just beginning in real life. I’m so proud every night to share the stage with her out here on the ‘WELL LIT & AMPLIFIED TOUR!” She is a star! We love our Gwen,”
As for Gwen it’s a dream come true. She never imagined she’d get the chance to tour with Blake after taking a chance and auditioning for the NBC series:
“Never in a million years would I think that this journey would lead me to be on stage with Blake. I am honored he asked me to become a part of his show and a member of his ‘road family.’ Watching him perform is a learning experience in itself. He has a big heart and an infectious laugh. Plus, he’s pretty darn funny!”
As for her time on The Voice coming to an end, Gwen is proud of her final performance in the Battle Round:
“I think Blake was right when he said that each of us is so different. I wanted to stay true to my country roots and add that flavor. I thought we each gave our all.”
The ACM Awards air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1st at 8 pm EST on CBS. Blake will co-host the award show with Reba McEntire for the second year in a row. Make sure to tune in to see how Gwen does!