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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Catching Up With Season 1

1/3/2012 11:00am EST
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: I look back on what each team from Season 1 accomplished after the show. Who had the best 2010?

What happened after The Voice ended? We know that the Top 8 artists went on a national tour and that a CD of highlights was released. The majority of the artists continued to actively perform across the country, and the coaches kept themselves busy with touring, new albums and Grammy nominations.

Behind the scenes, Christina Milian replaced Alison Haislip as the show's social media correspondent, and teams were expanded from 8 to 12 artists for...

Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Dia, Javier & New Video!

12/13/2011 11:10am EST
Dia Frampton
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: reviewing Dia Frampton's Red and Javier Colon's Christmas EP, plus new video from NBC and an interview with the man producing Cee Lo Green's next album!

In last week's edition, we celebrated the release of Dia's new album - and as promised, it's time to take a full look at Red.

Here are ten tracks that take full advantage of the Voice runner-up's unique sound and musicianship. Lead single "The Broken Ones" is still quietly haunting even though we've had the chance to hear it many, many times by now. The other songs show Dia's range, but t...

Commentary: The 5 Things I'm Thankful For In 2011

11/23/2011 11:00am EST
The Voice
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, many Starpulse writers are giving thanks for our favorite pop-culture moments. Here's what's on my list, from a reality show to a play that was all too real.

My list is a bit different from those of my colleagues. I've had a very blessed - and also very difficult - year that has had amazing highs and been marred by literally life-changing lows. When I look back on 2011, I'm not thinking just about things I enjoyed, but experiences and people that made a difference.

It goes without saying that I'd like to thank my loved ones and the doctors, surgeons, nurses, ...

Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Catch Up Before Season 2!

10/25/2011 11:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: now that season 2 has started taping, are you caught up with what's been happening since the end of season 1?

On June 28, Team Adam's Javier Colon was named "The Voice." Here's our profile of season one's winner. Since then, Javier has been busy recording his new (as yet untitled) album, which will arrive in stores on November 21. You can read my interview with him from the day after his victory.

In support of that album, Javier will embark on a tour which begins November 27 in Boston and ends December 18 in Orlando. See the rest of his t...

Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Catching Up With...Jeff Jenkins

10/18/2011 11:15am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: I shine the spotlight on Jeff Jenkins, the singer who brought the heart to Team Adam.

All the artists from season one were great people, but Jeff in particular was somebody you couldn't help but love. He was always so warm and approachable, with a positive attitude in any circumstance, and yet that mischievious side that threw host Carson Daly off at least once (you know the moment). He personified the phrase "happy to be here," because he was - and that was something I felt when I was around him.

Jeff was also possessed of some seriously...

Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Catching Up With...Beverly McClellan

10/4/2011 11:00am EDT
Beverly McClellan
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: I shine the spotlight on Beverly McClellan, the finalist for Team Christina who exemplified what the series was all about - not just being yourself, but being proud of yourself.

She was an example of the blind auditions in action; she didn't look the part of a conventional music star, but she had the talent and the personality. After catching the eye of Christina Aguilera, Beverly let her self-confidence guide her throughout the competition. She was being herself, loud and proud and without fear.

Her rendition of The Who's "Baba O'Riley" ...

Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: My Day At Season 2 Auditions

9/6/2011 10:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: auditions for Season 2 wrapped last week in Los Angeles, and yours truly was there. Here's my audition-day dish.

It's been hard for me to talk about Season 2 auditions, because I haven't been at any of them (although Nakia did give some insight on the Houston round in a previous blog). That changed on August 30, when they arrived at the Los Angeles Forum. Now, I should note that this blog is going to be from the first person and not a news report...because I wasn't there to cover the auditions. I was there to audition.

I can tell you what...

'The Voice': Five Things I'll Miss

6/28/2011 10:00am EDT
The Voice
NBC's smash hit The Voice ends its first season this week, and I, for one, am bummed. Over ten weeks I've found many reasons to call this show my favorite on television. As we get ready to crown a winner and say goodbye (for now), here's a list of the five things I'll miss most about The Voice.

5. Learning to love songs I used to loathe. The show has finally made me "get" why everyone else loves music so much. I've gone from the person who had little more than a passing interest, to somebody who is counting down the days (twenty-six) until I get to see one of my new favorite bands in con...

Q&A: Casey Desmond - 'The Voice' And Beyond

6/21/2011 10:00am EDT
Casey Desmond
Casey Desmond won me over as a member of my team, Team Adam, on NBC's The Voice. Though she left the show in the final week of battle rounds, Casey's still going strong. I'm proud to call her not just a talented artist, but a great person and a friend of mine. Here's what she had to say about her experiences on the show, what she's been doing since her farewell, and that trademark hair.

Let's start before The Voice. Tell me about your musical history.

I'm kind of a music baby. I grew up in a musical family. My parents are both artists; I have two younger siblings and they're both m...

Catching Up With 'The Voice's' Eliminated Artists (Week 4)

6/7/2011 3:00pm EDT
The Voice
It's that time again. As we ready for The Voice's live quarterfinals, I had a conversation with the last set of artists to be eliminated from the battle rounds. Here's what Casey Desmond (Team Adam), Sara Oromchi (Team Blake), Cherie Oakley (Team Christina) and Emily Valentine (Team Cee Lo) had to say about their time on the show.

I've asked everyone the same question, so of course I want to ask you: what did you learn from the show?

Sara Oromchi: Try not to get too intimidated and not to let your nerves get the best of you.

Sara, the song choice for your duet didn't go over too w...