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EXCLUSIVE: RaeLynn From “The Voice” On Her Battle Round And Beyond

RaeLynn -- photo credit:  Jewel Cole

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 Voice: Team Blake Recap – Week 4

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Team Blake is complete!

The Voice Season 2 blind auditions wrapped up Monday night with Blake Shelton adding two more members to his team: Lex Land and Adley Stump.

Let’s meet them…

Lex Land

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

Lex’s Audition:

 

Continue reading for the rest of the recap…

The Voice: Team Blake Recap – Week 3

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With only one more show left of The Voice blind audition rounds, Team Blake is nearly complete!

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 Kete

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

Naia’s Audition:

 

Continue reading to meet the rest of the newest members of Team Blake….

GRAMMY Gab: The Band Perry And The New Artist Award

The Band Perry. photo credit: Big Machine

The Band Perry is up for Best New Artist Award at tomorrow night’s GRAMMY Awards.  Kimberly, Neil and Reid are up against non-country performers Bon Iver, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj and Skrillex.  So what are the odds of TBP taking home the trophy? Recent history says, pretty good.  Overall, history, not so much.

Recently country performers have done very well with the Best New Artist  category.  Recent winners include The Zac Brown Band (2009), Carrie Underwood (2006), Shelby Lynne (2000) and LeAnn Rimes (1996).  Before that, we have to go all the way back to Bobbie Gentry in 1967, the same year The Beatles took home the Album of the Year Award for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  (Gentry also won a GRAMMY that year for Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance for “Ode To Billie Joe.”  I’d certainly count that as country!)

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.

RaeLynn

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…

“Voice” Assist: Miranda Lambert & Kelly Clarkson Added As Advisors

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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.

VIDEO: Little Big Town’s Awesome Cover Of Maroon 5

Little Big Town.

Little Big Town’s latest episode of “Scattered, Smothered and Covered” on their YouTube channel is fantastic. They chose to cover the catchy pop duet between Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera for “Moves Like Jagger,” and I am liking their version better than the original.

Watch their version below and let us know if you’d love to see this on the country charts: