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THE VOICE: Noel Zancanella and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder on Writing the Winner’s Song

December 19, 2013 by  
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THE VOICE tapped OneRepublic front man/song writer Ryan Tedder, and his frequent collaborator Noel Zancanella, to write a song to become the show winner’s first single — but in order for the single to be ready in time for the finale, the songwriters wouldn’t actually know which contestant would be singing their song/who they should be writing it for.

After the results show — where Team Adam’s Tessanne Chin was named the champion — Tedder and Zancanella talked with reporters about the process, which singer they felt it was most important for the song to connect with, and more…

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THE VOICE: Will Champlin Talks His Time on the Show

December 18, 2013 by  
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THE VOICE’s Will Champlin was the last man standing for season 5, and when the finale results were announced on Tuesday night, he came in at third place overall.

After the show, I talked with Champlin about the results, his defining moment on the show, and more…

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Who Won THE VOICE?

December 17, 2013 by  
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[This post contains spoilers for the season 5 finale of THE VOICE.]

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THE VOICE: Will Champlin and Tessanne Chin Talk About the Performance Finale

December 17, 2013 by  
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It’s all come down to this: THE VOICE performance finale. In tonight’s live show, Team Adam’s Will Champlin and Tessanne Chin, and Team Christina’s Jacquie Lee took on their original Blind Audition songs, did a duet with their coach, and then took on a new cover song.

After the show, I spoke with Champlin and Chin about their finale performances (Lee was pulled from the press line)…

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THE VOICE Top 5: Behind-the-Scenes at the iTunes Recording Session

December 10, 2013 by  
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While THE VOICE contestants have to get on stage every Monday night and sing their hearts out with the hopes of getting your votes, there’s another key factor — the iTunes recording session.

Every week, the contestants go to a recording studio in Burbank, where they record their iTunes version of the song they’ll sing live for the next round of THE VOICE.

THE VOICE’s top 5 spoke with reporters late last week while they were recording their songs about what they were singing, their recording studio experiences, and whether they preferred tackling one song or two…

Team Adam's James Wolpert

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On his song, "With or Without You": "I love this song, a lot...[Adam's] been trying to clear U2 for years, and I guess, from what I understand, the process of clearing a song to sing on the show is that you approach somebody who is partially responsible for the record...and you personally pitch the singer as the person who is going to be singing the song, and they approve it based on who will be singing the song. And Adam had success pitching me to U2."

On doing one song this week versus two: "I actually think the real stress from last week and the real reason things didn't go as well as we hoped is because we were doing so many songs. Because we have about four or five days to prepare all this stuff. And we're not only rehearsing the songs we sing solo, but we're also rehearsing the two or three group songs we do each week. And staging for all those numbers...it's just a lot, a lot, a lot to shove up in your brain in any given moment. And this week is much more relaxed, it's much more focused, I can invest all of my energy...not to mention this song brings me to tears and I love it. I've done intimidatingly big songs in the past, so I'm acquainted with the responsibility of doing a big song. I see it more as an opportunity rather than an opportunity for failure."

On his recording studio experience: "I think this is actually where I feel more comfortable. No, that's a lie: I love being on stage and performing in front of people. It's different, obviously, because we're on TV and it's just a massively large, intimidating audience. But I've dabbled in home studio engineering and things like that before. I love doing it. I've been in and out of studios before. I think it's great. I love the idea of audio engineering, and it's something I'd like to learn more about, because I think apart from singing music, what I'd like to do is write music. And I think that's where I want to go next."

Did you buy any of the songs the top 5 performed?

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THE VOICE: Team Adam’s Tessanne Chin, James Wolpert, and Will Champlin on the Top 6

December 3, 2013 by  
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THE VOICE’s Team Adam is the only one left intact — and is currently comprising of half of the remaining season 5 contestants.

After tonight’s top 6 performances,  I spoke with Team Adam’s Will Champlin, James Wolpert, and Tessanne Chin about having two songs to perform, what they want their fans to know, and more…

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THE VOICE: Team Adam’s Tessanne Chin, James Wolpert, and Will Champlin on the Top 8

November 26, 2013 by  
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THE VOICE top 8 hit the stage tonight to try and win your votes (and iTunes downloads), and in the process, a few singers took a few chances.

After the show, I spoke with Team Adam’s Will Champlin, James Wolpert, and Tessanne Chin about their performances, and what could come next…

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THE VOICE: Members of Team Adam, Team Blake, and Team CeeLo Talk the Top 10

November 19, 2013 by  
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It was a big night for THE VOICE top 10, as they sang for the right to make it to next week’s top 8.

After the show, I talked with Team Adam’s Will Champlin, James Wolpert, and Tessanne Chin, Team Blake’s Cole Vosbury, Austin Jenckes, and Ray Boudreaux, and Team CeeLo’s Kat Robichaud and Caroline Pennell about the performance show (Team Christina was unable to do press due to production reasons)…

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