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Blake Shelton Invites Gwen Sebastian On Tour

Gwen Sebastian. photo credit: Susan Niles Public Relations.

Last night’s episode of The Voice was the most emotional yet. Even though the very talented Gwen Sebastian was sent home in her Battle Round, coach Blake Shelton made sure that she wasn’t going to give up on her career just yet. He invited her to tour with him on his “Well Lit & Amplified Tour” and she will perform with Blake at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 1st.

Blake is pretty proud of the North Dakota native, and he’s excited to add her to his already talented team:

“The first time I ever heard Gwen’s voice I knew it was something special. She has the rare ability to combine power with passion in her singing abilities. Although our journey together has ended on “The Voice,” it’s just beginning in real life. I’m so proud every night to share the stage with her out here on the ‘WELL LIT & AMPLIFIED TOUR!” She is a star! We love our Gwen,”

As for Gwen it’s a dream come true. She never imagined she’d get the chance to tour with Blake after taking a chance and auditioning for the NBC series:

“Never in a million years would I think that this journey would lead me to be on stage with Blake. I am honored he asked me to become a part of his show and a member of his ‘road family.’ Watching him perform is a learning experience in itself.  He has a big heart and an infectious laugh. Plus, he’s pretty darn funny!”

As for her time on The Voice coming to an end, Gwen is proud of her final performance in the Battle Round:

“I think Blake was right when he said that each of us is so different. I wanted to stay true to my country roots and add that flavor. I thought we each gave our all.”

The ACM Awards air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1st at 8 pm EST on CBS. Blake will co-host the award show with Reba McEntire for the second year in a row. Make sure to tune in to see how Gwen does!

VIDEO: The Voice Preview – Gwen vs Erin

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The Battle Rounds are heating up Monday evening, and we have a preview clip of Team Blake contestants Gwen Sebastian and Erin Willett competing. Check out the preview clip of their battle below and let us know who you think will make it to the live show. Then see if you’re right when the episode airs Monday night at 8 pm EST on NBC.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Gwen Sebastian

Gwen Sebastian. photo credit: Susan Niles Public Relations.

We were lucky enough to get a call from current Team Blake Shelton member Gwen Sebastian earlier this morning. Gwen captured America’s attention with her stunning performance of Sugarland‘s “Stay” on The Voice, earning a spot on Team Blake. While fans might not know much about the bubbly, friendly woman there’s something they should – she’s talented, down-to-earth, and she released her first EP last year!

We discussed how she’s gotten to know Blake, what kind of artist she sees herself as, what other reality competitions she had previously tried out for, and how hard it was to keep her secret from her family and friends! Get to know Gwen and cheer her on in the future episodes of The Voice.

The Voice airs weekly on NBC on Monday nights at 8 pm EST.

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.

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…