The Voice rolls on without RaeLynn. But don’t waste a second worrying about the spunky 17-year-old. She may be off the show, but she’s well on her way to a career in country.
The native of Baytown, Texas reached the quarterfinals before being eliminated at the end of last week’s results show. America voted to save Jermaine Paul, which forced her and Erin Willett to sing for Team Blake’s remaining spot in the semi-finals. RaeLynn’s version of “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry was sweet, but not sweet enough. In the end, coach Blake Shelton made the tough (and for many, unexpected) call of cutting the country singer.
During her time on The Voice, RaeLynn was called everything from country cutie to heartbreaker to badass. Whatever you call her, don’t call her done. Elimination doesn’t mark the end for RaeLynn. Instead, it signals the start of her next step. From what we’re learned about RaeLynn, expect that step to be a big one. She’s a spitfire who won’t be stopped.
In the following interview, we talked about the elimination, how she faced the music afterwards in the press room, handling the haters, a special “taste” of home and what lies ahead.