Exclusive Interview: Sisaundra Lewis Talks ‘The Voice,’ Her Coach Blake Shelton and Staying Humble
The powerhouse vocalist began her Voice journey with a four chair turn during her blind audition and chose Blake Shelton, which surprised everyone. ‘I kinda surprised myself but in the moment it was the perfect choice for me and I’m glad I did.’
Sisaundra is no stranger to the spotlight. She use to sing with Celine Dion; a complete opposite of her coach Blake, but a perfect fit. ‘They are on opposite ends but they’re both amazing artists with so much to offer. Working with Blake is like working with a best friend,
"He’s there to define my talent. He’s not there to change it. "which is why I chose him. To be that huge of a star and have such humility resonates within me.’
Sisaundra says Blake’s most important piece of advice is to be herself. ‘He’s there to define my talent. He’s not there to change it. And he really does take this seriously. He’s funny but at the same time he’s very productive.’
Sisaundra’s talent is getting noticed. Kelly Clarkson, who has a powerhouse voice of her own, tweeted her jealousy. ‘That blew me away. I love her so much. I also got a text from Jennifer Hudson. Can you believe that? She just wanted to wish me well. It blew my mind. Somebody pinch me.’
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) March 4, 2014
Win or lose, what does the future hold for Sisaundra? ‘I’d love to go on tour with Blake to be honest. I’m so open to whatever happens. I don’t know what the future holds but whatever it is, I embrace it. ‘
"There’s not a day I don’t remember that I use to be in the grove. It keeps me grounded"Despite having one of the best voices I’ve heard, Sisaundra is also one of the most humble. ‘There’s not a day that I don’t remember that I use to be in the grove. It keeps me grounded along with my children. This is my dream come true but at the same time, I can’t believe I’m here. It took me 26 years to get to this point and I’m so grateful,’ says Sisaundra.
Sisaudra moves to the live round with Jake Worthington and Audra McLaughlin on Team Blake. Adam Levine, Usher and Shakira will cut their teams down to 3 tonight and tomorrow on NBC at 8pm. The live round begin next Monday April 21st.