The popular reality talent show The Voice is generating so much positive buzz with its latest season. On Monday, Two Oklahoma singers are tried their luck in The Voice Season 13 Blind Auditions.
A 13-year-old powerhouse Edmond singer who is popularly known for her cover video songs on YouTube, Olivia Kay is the youngest person of the latest season. In addition, she had also performed the national anthem at Oklahoma City Thunder games.
The 4-foot-11-inches tall, Olivia has a surprisingly resonant voice. The youngest singer of the show shared that she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” she sang it at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction ceremony that The Voice judge Shelton was ushered into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
Olivia showed her picture with the towering country music star and said, “It’s going to be really weird to be able to perform for him again.”
However, no judged hit the button and turned the chair to pick Olivia but when they got to see the 13-year-old girl with a grown-up voice, they all were shocked and surprised at the same time.
Miley Cyrus said, “I gotta give you the biggest high five because you are so cool.”
“This is a crazy time in your life to be doing this,” Adam Levine said. “When we were a band starting out, 14, 15 – so much older than you are now – my voice wasn’t what it was going to be yet. I’m telling you … please don’t stop doing this, and harness that gritty, raspy part of your voice.”
Jennifer Hudson told Olivia, “Your voice is mature and when you figure out how to use it, ain’t nobody going to be able to mess with you.”
All judges praised Olivia for her mature voice. Shelton said regarding her voice, “the only thing you need is to be able to control it.”
He said, “Literally in a year – which seems like a decade to you at this age – you’re going to be 100 percent better than you are now – and you’re already really good,”
The 28-year-old singer from Tulsa, Whitney Fenimore remembered that the first cassette bought by Tulsa-based pop-rock trio Hanson. She happily confessed that she forgot the lyrics to “MMMBop.”
Cyrus and Levine turned their chairs at the very same time Fenimore’s crossover voice forced them to hit the buttons at the same time.
When the judges learned that she is from Oklahoma, Cyrus said, “My best friend’s from Oklahoma.”
Levine replied, “So is mine.”
They began using Shelton to make their pitches. Shelton said, “Love you” and told them “Y’all can’t both be my best friend.”
The Younger Now singer said that she is working on the complete woman team, it will be the first time in the history of “The Voice.” She added, “I’d love to keep that going. I want to celebrate females in this industry because I think sometimes we can get lost and people can tell you that you have to change who you are to market yourself. I think you’ve got a great style, I think you’ve got a great look, you have that crossover voice.”
Levine praised her for her powerful and strong voice and said, “Thank you for doing that and making me smile.”