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Jordan Rager is the only male country singer on Team Blake Shelton on this year’s season of The Voice. The high school senior is dedicated to his career dream of being a country singer, already with one demo tape out and working on a second one this year. He was in Nashville when his mom called him to let him know he earned an audition for The Voice – which she had entered his name into. Although his fellow classmates don’t treat him any differently, and his teachers Fed Ex’d him his homework while he was in Hollywood, the fans have – his Twitter page jumped from around 100 followers to over 5,000 since his Blind Audition aired on NBC.
Jordan discusses why he auditioned for The Voice, what his dream is after high school, what kind of a person Blake Shelton really is, what’s the reason for him loving music, and why he was disappointed over Kelly Clarkson. Read our exclusive interview with Jordan below and be sure to follow our coverage of The Voice through the rest of the season.
Several alumni from NBC’s “The Voice” will be sharing the stage in Franklin, Tennessee this weekend at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant! Scheduled to perform are the following acts:
Cherie Oakley – Season 1 (Team Christina)
Patrick Thomas – Season 1 (Team Blake)
Adley Stump – Season 2 (Team Blake)
Jordan Rager – Season 2 (Team Blake)
Nicole Johnson – Season 3 (Team Blake)
Rudy Parris – Season 3 (Team Blake)
2Steel Girls – Season 3 (Team Blake)
Cecelia Westbrook – Season 3 (Team Christina)
Jessica Cayne – Season 3
While all the tables for the event are sold out, there is still a waiting list. If you are in the Franklin, Tennessee area, contact Puckett’s to have your name placed on the list. If you are unable to obtain entry, have no fear — the show will be streamed live online on Puckett’s website, as well as singer, Nicole Johnson’s Ustream. Make sure you tune in on Saturday night, January 12 at 8:00 p.m. CST to watch alumni from “The Voice” and friend of the site, Cherie Oakley, as they come together to bring their talents to Tennessee!
After last week’s live show performance on The Voice that earned her a spot in the show’s Top 16, RaeLynn decided to a little live show of her own. We’re not talking about TV or even a club gig. This was simply RaeLynn spending part of her Easter Sunday connecting with her fans in a webcast.
Say what you will about the spunky 17-year-old from Baytown, TX, but she sure has fun. She took the chat in every conceivable direction: From her love of “boy bands” (especially One Direction and singer Harry Styles) to being disappointed in hearing Jake Owen got engaged (even though she said the 30-year-old Owen is pretty old) to talking about one of her friends getting a boyfriend. She may be on her way to being a big star, but she’s still got a lot of kid in her. That’s a good thing.
She sang little snippets of songs that fans requested and even gave some of them a huge thrill by calling them. She even made a few surprise calls to some of her friends from The Voice so fans could hear from those people, too. Unfortunately for her, one of those calls kind of backfired. When she called former Team Blake member Jordan Rager, the fellow country signer didn’t know who he was talking with because he didn’t have RaeLynn’s number saved in his phone. Oops!
As for answering questions, RaeLynn tried her best, but it was hard for her (or anyone watching) to keep up with the fast and furious flow from her fans. Below are some of the her thoughts on various topics and answers to questions:
And there you have it…
The Voice‘s battle rounds are now complete, and six members from each team are moving on to the live shows.
For the battle, Naia and Jordan performed Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours.” As the coaches pointed out, we have seen better from both contestants and their full skills were not on display this round. When it was time for Blake to make a decision, he decided to advance Naia to the live shows.
Continue reading to check out video of the battle…
This week, we saw Jermaine Paul up against ALyX and Erin Willett versus Gwen Sebastian. Two of our favorite girls, Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert, were back to mentor and assist the team. Jermain and Erin got some help from Kelly, while ALyX and Gwen worked with Miranda.
Jermaine and ALyX performed Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” for their battle. Both did a great job and it was a solid fight, but Coach Blake Shelton decided to go with Jermaine.
Jermaine is a seasoned performer with such professionalism and killer voice. He had me the whole round, and I felt like I was at his own concert.
Congratulations to Jermaine! We can’t wait to see you next round. Also, good luck to ALyX! We are sure she will have success.
Continue reading for Erin and Gwen’s battle…
Team Blake is complete!
Let’s meet them…
Lex is a singer songwriter who has had her songs featured on One Tree Hill, Private Practice, and Castle, among others. She auditioned with Bonnie Raitt’s ”I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Blake, Adam Levine, and Cee Lo Green all turned their chairs around, but Lex chose Team Blake!
Lex shared via Twitter:
I am so pumped to finally be able to say that I’m a member of #TEAMBLAKE !!!!
Follow Lex on Twitter: @LexLand
Continue reading for the rest of the recap…
In weeks one and two, we already met team members RaeLynn, Gwen Sebastian (interview), Jermaine Paul, Erin Willett, Jordis Unga, and Brian Fuente. This past week, Blake added four more members to his crew: Naia Kete, Charlotte Sometimes, ALyX, and Jordan Rager.
Naia was born in Massachusetts and now hails from California. The twenty-one year old auditioned with a cool, unique version of Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song.” Blake and Cee Lo Green battled it out for her, but Naia chose Team Blake!
Via her blog on The Voice official website, Naia shared:
When I started singing, Blake turned around right away! I couldn’t believe it! I was in! Really? Then, towards the end of the song, Cee Lo turned also! TWO coaches!? AMAZING! I just felt so blessed and happy.
Follow Naia on Twitter: @naiakete
Continue reading to meet the rest of the newest members of Team Blake….