The hit singing show ‘The Voice’ has been busy looking for new talent for their upcoming season and have been traveling all over the U.S. to find it.
The casting stops this summer have included; Chicago, New York, Houston, San Francisco, Orlando, Nashville and Atlanta and on Wednesday ‘The Voice’ held its final auditions in Los Angeles at the Forum in Inglewood.
Supervising casting director Michelle McNulty shares her excitement for the new season and talks about the amazing talent they’ve found. She said;
“We’ve been to eight cities across the country. We’ve been out on the road for like six weeks. We started in Chicago, did New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Houston, Orlando, San Francisco and now home. We’ve found some incredible talent. I’m really excited for the new season. We definitely had people who wouldn’t normally come out to a competition show like this come and audition for us, because they’ve seen not only the success of the show, but they’ve seen how the artists are treated on the show. That’s a huge thing.”
Even though casting calls for ‘The Voice’ are now closed for season two, McNulty gave a few tips for people who may want to audition in future seasons. She said;
“Know what kind of artist you want to be. Especially for this show, there aren’t theme weeks so much. It’s about knowing the kind of artist you want to be. If you want to be a country artist, you come in and sing country songs. If you want to be a pop artist, sing those pop songs. Song choice is very, very important. Just because you like the song doesn’t necessarily mean you should sing that song. It might be out of your range. So, it’s important to know your range as an artist and to sing songs that are good for your voice.”
“Practice just as much on the verse, as you do with the chorus of a song. This is sort of how you know a singer that’s been doing this for a while and is really rehearsed and confident in what they’re doing,” she says. “They have the same control in their voice in verse as well as the chorus.”
Check out the video and meet some of the singers who came out to try for season 2. The upcoming season of ‘The Voice’ will premiere after the 2012 Super Bowl on NBC.