When Does Season 5 of ‘The Voice’ Begin?
I am a huge fan of NBC'S reality singing competition, 'The Voice.' Like so many, I enjoyed American Idol for a few years, but tired of it when it became obvious the talent was not there and the show just "ran it's course." When NBC debuted its reality singing competition show, The Voice, I was hooked. The show was different, loaded with talent and talented judges. Including country superstar Blake Shelton. Having Blake was awesome for country fans. By the looks of the last few winners, country fans agree!
With Season 5 starting Monday (Sept. 23), I was thinking of Team Blake's success on the show, with an impressive three champions, first with Season 2 winner Jermaine Paul. Jermaine was not a country singer, but he had a great set of pipes as a former backup singer for Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige.
Season 3 brought Team Blake more of a chance to have a country singer on the team with Cassadee Pope and her unique and clear, crisp vocals. Cassadee was brave enough to sing Blake and Miranda Lambert s heartfelt song "Over You," about the loss of Blake's brother, and pretty much won the competition right then and there.
Cassadee Pope signed with Republic Nashville and immediately released her successful single "Wasting All These Tears" that went No. 1 on iTunes and reached No. 7 on the Billboard charts.
Season 4 winner, 16-year-old Danielle Bradberry from Texas had something "special" from the first time she opened her mouth and sang. Her young, traditional voice, a little reminiscent of Pam Tillis, made her a "shoo-in" for the crown. Her single, "Heart of Dixie," is climbing the country charts and is in November tours with Brad Paisley and Chris Young.
What is in store for this season? For starters the original four are back with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green. We will see if Team Blake can keep his crown -- fingers crossed!
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