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VIDEO: Miranda Lambert & RaeLynn On The Voice

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The Voice returns tonight with a few more superstars making appearances as advisers for the first episode of The Battle Round. Miranda Lambert joins her husband, Blake Shelton, to help prepare his team for this elimination round where two team members go up against each other for their coach’s vote: whoever the coach picks will move on to the live show.

Watch a preview of Miranda meeting RaeLynn for the first time on-camera:

 

The Voice airs tonight at 8 pm EST on NBC.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with RaeLynn From “The Voice”

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Will the first one picked be the last one standing on NBC’s The Voice?  That’s a storyline country singer RaeLynn would love to see play out.

It’s been a little more than three weeks since the 17-year-old made a super splash immediately after the Super Bowl.  The native of Baytown, Texas led off the show’s second season by landing a spot on Blake Shelton’s team (turning down a chance to work with Adam Levine).  Blake tried to entice her to join his team by telling the teen, “I can make you a country star.”  He pretty much had her from the moment he turned his chair, which was a feat in itself as she bravely chose to sing a song by her inspiration and Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert.

RaeLynn may be one of the youngest members of Team Blake, but that doesn’t mean she’s inexperienced.  She’s part of a large, musically inclined family (she has seven brothers and sisters) and has been performing for most of her life.  Two of her cousins are in the GRAMMY-nominated progressive worship band, “Leeland.”  As for her own career, she spent a lot of time in summer school, allowing her to finish high school two years early so she could try her hand at acting.  But it turned out that her life in L.A. had her leaning back toward music.

Now she’s back in the business with her eyes on the prize.  That includes competing on The Voice and beyond.

We have to start by asking about your blind audition.  Last season, two singers sang a Miranda Lambert song and both times Blake didn’t turn his chair.  Yet, you started the whole show by singing “Hell On Heels,” her hit with the Pistol Annies.  Were you confident, crazy or both?

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Nicolle Galyon From “The Voice”

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Nicolle Galyon is a study in contradiction.  She grew up in the tiny town of Sterling, Kansas, but thrives in the big city of Nashville.  She writes songs for country music, but she’s trained in classical piano.

With that said, it makes sense that country singer Nicolle would end up on rocker Adam Levine’s team on NBC’s smash singing competition “The Voice.”  As you will find out, she wouldn’t have had it any other way.

The 27-year-old moved to Nashville after graduating from high school.  She enrolled in Belmont University’s Music Business program and was focusing on a career behind the scenes in the music business.  But her undeniable talent wouldn’t let that happen.  She secretly began writing songs in her spare time.  Thanks to the urging of her friends, she entered a few of her songs into the Songwriter’s Showcase Series at Belmont.  Her success there opened up some doors, which opened up more doors, which led her to a publishing deal with Warner Music Nashville, where she has been a staff songwriter since 2007.

Several of her songs have made it onto records — including a pair by a certain American Idol alum.  But the voices singing those songs — telling her stories — weren’t hers.  That’s one of the main reasons she auditioned for “The Voice.”  She decided her love of music was greater than her fear of failure.  Score one for love.

The auditions were back in October, how hard was it to not say anything to anyone?

The Voice: Team Blake Recap – Week 2

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Team Blake is half-way complete!

On Monday night, The Voice continued with the blind audition rounds and Blake Shelton gained three new team members.

Last week, we introduced you to RaeLynn, Gwen Sebastian, and Jermaine Paul. Joining Team Blake this week is Erin Willett, Jordis Unga, and Brian Fuente.

Let’s meet them…

 

Erin Willett

Erin was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She attended Hofstra University in Long Island, New York and moved to Brooklyn after graduation. Erin auditioned with a fantastic version of the Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back.”

Erin tweeted:

My man @blakeshelton! So excited to be apart of #TeamBlake. I can’t even keep up with these tweets! @NBCTheVoice thank you!

Follow Erin on Twitter: @erin_willett

Erin’s Audition:

 

Continue reading to check out Jordis & Brian…

The Voice: Team Blake Recap – Week 1

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Season two of NBC’s The Voice is underway and our favorite, Blake Shelton, is back representing country music!

Big Country, as he has been dubbed by fellow coach and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, has so far chosen three team members.

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We previously introduced you to Blake’s first team member, RaeLynn. The 17-year-old from Baytown, Texas auditioned with a song closely connected to Blake by going with a track by his wife, Miranda Lambert‘s, band. RaeLynn kicked off Season 2 by performing a really great cover of the Pistol Annies‘, “Hell On Heels.”

The team members are all keeping blogs on The Voice official website. You should check out the complete posts, but here is a snippet of what RaeLynn had to say about joining Team Blake:

Fast forward and here I am, on Blake Shelton’s team! I’m honored to be led by one of my musical inspirations. AND so excited about this opportunity and being on The Voice!

Follow RaeLynn on Twitter: @raelynnofficial

RaeLynn’s Audition:

 

Continue reading to check out Team Blake members Gwen and Jermaine…