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If your summer has felt a little dry in the singing show department, fear not because the drought is almost over. In a little over a month, the Fab 4 of “The Voice” will be back on your TV screens, and they are all out for blood. In this new promo released by NBC, Christina, Adam, Cee-Lo and Blake perform some Matrix-esque stunts. Although we’re not sure what this has to do with singing, we’re more than happy to watch Adam Levine do pretty much…anything on TV.
“The Voice” returns to NBC on September 10th, and although we have yet to hear any contestants, we’re going to back our country boy and officially declare ourselves “Team Blake.”
Check out the promo here:
RaeLynn keeps racking up the “firsts” for Team Blake on this season of NBC’s smash singing competition The Voice. She was the first singer selected by Blake Shelton for his team. Now she’s the first singer Blake picked as a winner in the Battle Rounds.
The 17-year-old was matched with Adley Stump for her Battle Round. The pairing brought together two different types of singers: The powerful voice of Adley vs the more stylish singing RaeLynn. Coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green picked Adley as the winner, while Adam Levine went with RaeLynn. In the end the decision was Blake’s and he went with RaeLynn, taking style over power.
Clearly, Blake sees something special about RaeLynn. But will the viewing audience feel the same way when it comes time to vote? We’ll all have to stay tuned for the answer to that question.
In the meantime, we caught up with the talented Texan to get her thoughts on meeting Miranda Lambert, her Battle Round with Adley, preparing for the live shows and a product endorsement she could really sink her teeth into.
Did you honestly have no idea that you were going to be working with Miranda?
The music business isn’t anything new to Lex Land. But competing on a stage as big as “The Voice” certainly is.
The 24-year-old member of Team Blake works full-time as a singer/songwriter. She’s already released albums and some of her original songs have appeared on TV shows such as “Private Practice,” “One Tree Hill” and “Castle.” The native of Austin, Texas believes in using her time and talents to give back to others as she also works as a counselor/teacher at a rock camp for girls.
The sultry singer’s redition of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” got three of the judges to turn their chairs during the blind audition. Cee Lo Green turned first, followed a split-second later by Adam Levine. It took quite a while longer, but Blake Shelton finally turned his chair. Blake may have been the last to turn, but as Land said in a conference call, he was always Lex’s first choice because of his coaching on the show — and potentially beyond it.
“Well, I did actually want to be on Blake Shelton’s team. I thought that he was a really great coach last year and I felt that, regardless of the outcome of the show, if any coach was going to continue to support me and to mentor me with whatever happened that it would probably be him. So I was thrilled when he turned around. And in the heat of the moment, I wasn’t really sure who I was going to choose, but I ended up sticking with my initial feeling and I’m really glad that I did.”
Last month at a show in Nebraska, Blake Shelton broke out into a version of his “The Voice” co-star, Cee-Lo Green’s smash single “Forget You”, following a brief little story about the first time they met in a meeting for the NBC talent show. Season Two of the hit show is still in the blind audition phase, so don’t forget to catch it Monday nights on NBC!
In the meantime, you can cast your vote in the poll below for Blake vs Cee-Lo. Who do YOU think does it better?
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….
Big Country, as he has been dubbed by fellow coach and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, has so far chosen three team members.
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
Continue reading to check out Team Blake members Gwen and Jermaine…
NBC’s “The Voice” is charging up its second season by bringing in not just star power, but superstar power.
The network announced the addition of Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Jewel, Lionel Richie, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo, Babyface and Robin Thicke. The stars will all serve as advisors once the show reaches the battle rounds.
Congratulations to Lindsay C., our winner of the Footloose sound track!
Tonight’s the Nashville premiere of the new Footloose remake, and some of your favorite country acts will be on the red carpet in Franklin, Tennessee tonight. To help celebrate the release of the movie, the team at Warner Music Nashville and us here at Keepin’ it Country want to help you cut Footloose with the sound track from the movie! You can win yourself a copy of the album which features Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Hunter Hayes, and even fellow The Voice coach Cee-Lo Green!
Want to enter? It’s simple. To get your name in the raffle, tell us who sings the original “Footloose” theme song that Blake Shelton is covering. Click the “Read more” button to get your name in the draw! The contest runs immediately through to Monday at 10 am EST. We will announce a winner later that day. Only one entry per person, please, and it’s open everywhere except where prohibited. Good luck!
Here’s Blake’s version. Who sings the original?