Well, I am just now coming back up for air since Monday night!! WOW!! What a crazy ride!!
Y’all, I really don’t even know where to start?! But this might be a good way to sum it up!…
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) March 15, 2016
Are you kidding me?!!!! Jonathan made TEAM PHARRELL!! It was such an amazing moment!
Another highlight for me was to see my family on the TODAY SHOW the next morning!!! Say wha?!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all of your love and encouragement. Our phones “blew up” after Jonathan’s performance, and I am sorry if I didn’t get to respond to your texts, comments, messages, tweets, posts, and more! It was seriously crA-zy!!
I was going to try and give you a little background on this whole process, but I think I may have to break it into two posts because I have so much to share!
First off, I want to say that The Voice is the most amazing show on the planet!! I was seriously nervous about taking my 16 son to LA to be on a National TV show, but man, my fears were unwarranted. The Voice is a first class show!
Every single person we worked with from the producers, to the coaches, to the production office staff, to the camera crew, to the sound techs, to the vocal coaches, to the band, to the van drivers…I’m not kiddin’ ya’ll….ALL of them were TOP NOTCH! I couldn’t be happier about the whole experience for Jonathan and our family!!
So the next time you are watching The Voice, please know that it is as incredible and amazing behind the scenes as it is in front of the camera!
Do you remember when Jonathan went to an open call audition for The Voice last February in Chicago? Well, that was for Season 9. The producer almost decided to ask him back to a executive callbacks, but didn’t.
Well, two months later, we get an email from her asking Jonathan to come to a private, invite-only audition in Nashville last July! It was right in the middle of our hosting of our little girl, so she went with us!
Jonathan sang three songs in front of three of The Voice producers, and they loved him! :)
He got invited to LA in August for the Executive Callbacks. This consisted of about 250 contestants vying for a spot in the top 100 who get a chance to have a blind audition in front of the judges. This was him warming up on his guitar right before he sang…
I had to travel with Jonathan since he is a minor, and I will admit that I was pretty nervous. But my boy….cool as a cucumber!
He would say, “Mom, I’m not nervous…either way, God’s got this…so it’s all good!” #proudmama
Well, my sweet boy made it into the top 100 spots to get a chance to audition in front of the coaches for Season 10!! We were thrilled!!!
So in October, he and I flew back to LA for 4 weeks! We spent those four weeks in dress rehearsals, stage rehearsals, vocal lessons, legal meetings, and a WHOLE lot of down-time in the hotel. We were sequestered to the hotel the whole time except for chaperoned 30 minute outings to Target or a local grocery store. It was crazy! :)
Jonathan and I both met some of the best friends of our lives!
These “kids” were so precious and would call me Mama Hutch. We would sit and talk for hours and even have worship together on Sunday mornings. My heart was so blessed to be around all of these contestants. They were loving, encouraging, and supportive of one another. We prayed together, laughed together, and cried together.
Our lives have definitely been changed by this show, but it’s THE PEOPLE who are now in our lives because of this show that mean the most to us!
Come back tomorrow to see more pictures of Jonathan’s blind audition and sneak peeks into his battle! :)