Exclusive: Holly Tucker Talks ‘The Voice’ and Being on Team Blake
Holly Tucker has been singing since she was 12. From talent competitions in Texas to churches and local Opry shows. Now the 20-year-old is singing in front of millions on ‘The Voice‘ for Blake Shelton‘s team.
Holly was one of the few contestants who had all four coaches turn their chairs after she sang Garth Brooks ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ in the blind auditions. To those watching, it was no surprise she choose to be on Blake’s team. ‘I knew Blake was country and I knew he would understand me the best. That’s why I choose him but the other coaches made it a tough decision. Adam fought the hardest for me. In the end I think I made the right choice because Blake is going to take me down the right road.’
So what’s it really like to work with Blake Shelton? ‘He’s definitely his own animal. He’s incredible though. He’s very talented and has so much to offer. I’ve already learned so much from him in the short amount of time we’ve spent together. The one thing I really love about him is, he makes me feel so comfortable. Normally, in that situation, I’d be so star struck. I’m still a little nervous around him sometimes but he’s just really funny and he’ll make me loosen up.’
But it’s not all fun and games. Holly says Blake has given her some great advice and done something no one else has. ‘He told me I needed to get angrier with my song. Naturally I’m more of a sweet singer. I don’t get angry that often. So that was a challenge for me. But he pulled that out of me like nobody else has.’
If Blake can do that in such a short time, imagine what he can do if Holly sticks around. ‘Oh I know. I can’t wait. I really hope I get to continue.’
The knockout rounds are next for Holly. That’s where contestants face off, singing their own song and one stays and one goes. We wish Holly the best of luck.
Tune in to NBC at 8 Monday’s and Tuesdays as ‘The Voice’ continues.
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