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!
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
The 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.
I’m honored to have joined the faculty of California State University Los Angeles as a lecturer in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance during this current Winter Quarter. It’s a privilege to introduce, for the first time in the school’s history, the course “Coaching for Pop and Commercial Singers.”
Cal State LA’s motto is “Vox Veritas Vita” — Latin for “Voice Truth Life.” I can’t think of three more fitting words to live by.
Congratulations to Season 9’s winner, the amazing Jordan Smith, and outstanding runner-up: Emily Ann Roberts.
Emily, working with you and coaching you through the Blind Auditions was a defining moment for you as an artist and I’m honored to have been a part of that for you. I look forward now to seeing you writing more country/bluegrass music because that is truly You, and who you are.
Bring it! You’ve just run a country mile, and beautifully. How far you go is in your heart, your art and your truly exceptional voice.