The blind auditions powered on last Monday on The Voice. Blake Shelton added three more members to his team – Erin Willett, Brian Fuente, and Jordis Unga. Cee Lo Green also added three more members to his team – Sarah Golden, Erin Martin, and James Massone.
The newly minted contestants from both Team Blake and Team Cee Lo took questions from various media outlets this week about their experience on The Voice, how it felt when the coaches turned their chairs around, and why three of the contestants called out Adam Levine for not turning his chair around for them.
How’s the experience of being on the show so far?
Erin Willett: I definitely didn’t expect as much second guessing. You only see what happens on television and you forget that there’s a lot of sitting around and waiting and marinating on your decisions. Did I do that right? Did I do that wrong? So, I think that all the second guessing was something that I wasn’t prepared for. [There’s] some sort of confidence with it all, because you realize that you are one of the very few who get to be a part of this awesome show. I think that was my biggest surprise in coming into the show.
What’s it like for you to actually see your blind audition on air and see the reaction [that] the coaches were having to you?
Jordis Unga: It was absolutely bizarre, actually. I think everybody would agree with me that, you know, the stress levels during those blind auditions – I was totally zoned out. I don’t remember what the judges said to me. So, it was really fun to actually see what happened, and the responses were amazing. It’s overwhelming and exciting, I mean, I don’t really know what else to say beyond that – incredible.
A lot of you have gained a lot of fans online just overnight from seeing your audition. James, you got a tweet from Leah Remini from King of Queens. How does it make you feel to have gained so many new fans and even some celebrity fans?
James Massone: Oh, wow! It’s kind of overwhelming. It’s a great feeling. I’m getting a lot of love right now and with love, it comes with haters. The love is what I’m really taking in and I’m trying to soak everything in right now and it’s not really real right now to me. I’ve got to pinch myself a couple of times. But yes, everything’s amazing. Everything – all the compliments are amazing. That’s about it.