Recognizing Greatness

Voice_Season18Congratulations to Todd Tilghman, the winner of The Voice Season 18!

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and for the first time in the show’s history, the live shows were changed to remote shows—with performances at the contestants’ and coaches’ homes.

And of course, hats off to the Top 5 who made it to The Finale! You all pulled it off, pulled it together and soared!

I’m especially happy to join John and Kelly in toasting Camm Wess and Micah Iverson. It was my absolute pleasure coaching you both through Season 18’s Blind Auditions. From our very first sessions, I recognized greatness in the both of you, and was continually impressed by your artistic growth and dedication.

I look forward to hearing more from you as you continue to delight and inspire.

Bravo, and well done!

Seasoned Greeting

Petie and MaelynEarlier this month, last season’s winner Maelyn Jarmon popped by The Blind Auditions to encourage and inspire a few fortunate contestants, before they walked out onto the stage to sing.

Seeing this brilliant talent and beautiful heart once again made for a truly sweet reunion, after having worked together on “Fields of Gold” for Season 16’s Blinds.

Here she is, sharing her magic:

Passionate, from miles away

Jej pics

On March 4th, 2019, we saw 22-year-old Jej Vinson, originally from Davao, Philippines, receive a four-chair turn from Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Adam Levine. He went on to become the most viral artist of Season 16’s Blind Auditions.

Working with Jej, and coaching him on Drake’s “Passionfruit,” was a highlight for me. It reminded me of how grateful I am to work with true artists who get to experience the pure joy of following your bliss and working hard at what you love.

If you haven’t seen it—and you have 90 seconds—check him out:

Endless Gratitude

I think the funnest job I’ve ever had was working at Miceli’s, a Universal City restaurant famous for its singing waiters and waitresses. Working various shifts over a twenty-year period, I was given the gifts of experience, working in a joyful atmosphere, and forming forever friendships with some of the most talented performers I’ve ever seen and heard. Miceli’s has long welcomed star-quality staff; in fact, many of the restaurant’s singing servers continue to take leaves for Broadway and touring companies, with their jobs at Miceli’s waiting for their return. It’s a beloved institution, for many reasons.

And now, from sometime in the early ‘90s, please enjoy one of my most-requested numbers…‘Endless Love.’


A Gift of the Season

MaK_Petie1To the talented, magnificent MaKenzie Thomas:

Congratulations on making it to the Season 15 Semi-Finals—and almost making it to the Finals, too!

What a pleasure it’s been to coach you through The Blind Auditions. You have a voice that moves, lights and inspires.

Keep sharing that beautiful gift with the world!

You have a lot more to say. I can feel it.


Brynn for the Win


Congratulations to the youngest winner in the show’s history, Brynn Cartelli, and coach Kelly Clarkson! Brynn, I loved working with you for your Blind Audition. You are a driven, original artist with a beautiful old soul — and I can’t wait to hear what you have yet to write, create and sing. Brava Brynn!

Talent and tenderness

Rayshun and group

Rayshun! Out of over 46,000 who auditioned for season 14, you made it through to the Semi-Finals! Wow. It was my joy working with you through The Blind Auditions, quickly recognizing your talent, love and light. Continue bringing us all joy by sharing your beautiful light my friend. Congratulations. #Rayshunlamarr #thevoiceseason14 #thevoicesemifinals

Traveling companions

Season 13 of The Voice premiers September 25th on NBC.

It feels so good to celebrate my 10th season with this wonderful show!

Chairs and CoachesI have so many people I’d like to thank, starting with a huge shout-out to my friend Roger Love. Without Roger’s personal recommendation I wouldn’t have had this amazing opportunity.

Thank you Roger!

Thank you to the vocal dream team I work with, guiding our artists through the Blinds.

Ladies, I am proud and humbled at the same time to work with you. (Pictured are Tamara Beatty, our lead vocal coach Trelawny Rose, myself and Debra Byrd.)

You are master coaches and you inspire me to be my best. I love working with you!

And thank you to the producers of The Voice, who give their all in making this show a true celebration of talent, spirit and growth.

I couldn’t be happier for this journey, and for the fine company who make every step of the way special.

Commanding performance

IMG_5101The eighth season of The Voice premiered on February 23, 2015 on NBC.

I worked with winner Sawyer Fredericks on “Man Of Constant Sorrow” for his Blind Audition — and was overjoyed to see him perform some of his new music last night at The Troubadour. How thrilled I was to hear him sing that same song for his final encore — and I mean sing it:

Sawyer you sound amazing!

You continue to touch the hearts of your audiences with your emotion, your artistry and that voice way beyond its years.

Winning is “everything”

season_11_sundance_billyCongratulations to The Voice Season 11 winner Sundance Head and first runner-up Billy Gilman!

Working with them through the Blind Auditions was a privilege – bettered only by the thrill of watching them grow, shine and succeed.

True singers bring everything they have, and everything they are, to their music. Thank you, Sundance and Billy, for everything.