Last week, at the end of teaching a body sculpt class one of the regulars came up to talk to me. I hadn’t seen her in a while so I was complimenting her and asking where she had been. She said, well, she had been flying back and forth because she was a contestant on The Voice. Wait. . . What??????? Of course, I had to give out a huge scream and squeal. How exciting is that? I have to say I feel famous just because I know her! Soooooo, here’s where my wonderfully talented, gorgeous friend, Jean Kelley, needs your help! Her Knock Out rounds are THIS WEEK! Monday or Tuesday night she will be on and needs YOUR votes!! If you have been watching the show then you may remember her. If not, tune in this week to see this Southern girl do her thing!
Isn’t it amazing that folks you see day in and day out can have these amazing talents and experiences going on that you know nothing about! I’m so happy she shared her story with me so I can share with you! And, yes, I asked if Gwen Stefani is as beautiful in person as on TV and everyone is just great and yes, her experiences are completely amazing.
Here’s a little background that I didn’t realize and makes it even more amazing that I actually know someone on this show!
From 45,000 auditions, 100 people were selected to audition for celebrity coaches Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton. Those are not good odds, people. I’m thinking you have to make a really strong impression. From there 48 contestants were impressive enough to have their chairs turned during the Blind Auditions. Jean joined Gwen Stefani’s team and was paired to sing Survivor during the battle rounds.
After the battle rounds, the numbers were down to 32 contestants. Jean was stolen from Gwen’s team by Pharrell where she will perform her Knock Out Rounds this week. Either Monday, November 3 or Tuesday, November 4, we have to tune in at 8 pm to NBC to watch! If Jean makes it through this week then she will advance to LIVE Playoffs on November 10th or 11th. From there only 5 contestants will remain and we all get to vote to save two from each of those teams. From the 3 remaining contestants with the lowest votes on their team, Each team’s coach can them save 1 additional contestant to advance into the Top 12 Live Show. The 2 contestants on each team that were not saved, are sent home.
Here’s what Jean says:
What I need is for people to tune in to the Knockouts this Monday & Tuesday night at 8pm on NBC, and to BUY the iTunes recording of the song I’m performing in the KnockOuts. If I advance to the LIVE Playoffs, I will need people to tune in and VOTE for me when prompted by the show, as well as BUY the iTunes recording of that performance. iTunes sales are important bc how a contestant’s songs sells, determines how it charts on the iTunes chart. In the LIVE Playoffs, if my songs sells enough copies (purchased once by each individual) by the following morning to fall into a certain ranking on the iTunes charts, all of my votes from Twitter, text, phone calls, etc, will be them multiplied by 5!!
Take a look at Jean in her Blind Audition and Battle!
Isn’t she great?! I definitely give her a pass for missing Friday morning body sculpting class!
I sooooo hope she makes it!! Let’s give Jean our support! Maybe she’ll need a fitness instructor in LA . . . . .
Do you watch The Voice? Who’s your favorite judge? Know anyone that’s been on the show?