Well, the gang's all here! Both sets of parents came to L.A. to watch the Blind Auditions, so we have some free time to hang out. However, since we're not allowed to leave the hotel, our hanging out consists of sitting around (in the hotel room or the lobby), catching up, eating overpriced hotel food, etc. Regardless of the circumstances, we are so happy they're here. Days prior to the blind audition , Nicole was dealing with a not-so pleasant stomach bug. Thankfully it passed, and we were all ready the day of.
We woke up early, ate our Irish porridge with fruit, and started sucking down some singers' tea. Up until our Blind Audition we were pretty calm considering what was before us (having each other throughout this whole process makes things so much better/easier). Right before we walked onstage, however, the importance of the audition really sunk in. I did my best to keep calm on the outside, but on the inside I was freaking out. Nicole, on the other hand, kept her cool as always.
Long story short, after some questioning Nicole decided to put me on the spot (like wives tend to do) to make the final decision about which coach we were gonna go with. Nicole keeps saying that even though people may think she "threw me under the bus," she says she honestly felt 100% comfortable and confident that I would make the right choice for us. We both feel like I did ;). Good ole' Blake Shelton completely understands what it's like to do music alongside the one you love, he was the first to turn around, and he's from Nashville. Triple threat. Needless to say, we're ecstatic to be a part of this show and are so ready to work with Blake. Stay tuned!
And now a little personal blurb from Josh...
HIS: "A Whole Lotta Nothin'"
My day was rather uneventful. All morning & afternoon I sat in the hotel room, answered emails, listened to tunes, attempted to write tunes, flipped back & forth between HBO family & NBC. I didn't even get out of the room to eat lunch (seriously). I just munched on apples, peanut butter, cheddar rice cakes, & dark chocolate raisinets. After my assorted snacking extravaganza I felt guilty, so I went to the gym & did a Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred workout. Finally, I felt somewhat productive!
Later on into the evening, I ordered some actual food from a Greek restaurant down the street. Good ole salad w/ falafel. Up until this trip I had no clue what falafel was - I just really liked saying the word 'falafel' (I know you're saying it out loud right now, & I hope you're smiling). If you didn't already know this, not only is 'falafel' fun to say, but it's also fun to eat. Anyway...as the night wound down I joined the nightly poker game w/ Javier, Curtis, & Patrick. I cleaned Javier & Patrick out pretty early on & totally thought I would take home the $80 pot. Nope...fail. Curtis "the river rat" Grimes called my all-in bluff & took all my money. Fortunately, he & I worked out a deal that 2nd place would get their $20 buy-in back, so all in all it was a good time...for FREE!
And now a little blurb from Nicole...
HERS: "Red Dye & Cup Cakes"
Unlike Josh, my day was rather eventful. Tammy, the wonderful mom of Tori and Taylor, colored my hair! Girls, you know how icky you feel when your roots start to show, but coloring your hair in a small hotel room can be tricky! The best part was trying to rinse out the dye in a tub with colored water splashing everywhere while dye dripped in my eyes...but we conquered it and I feel like myself again!
The other great part of the day was when Rebecca and I went out to get our nails done. We discovered a really unique place that I like to call the Bar Bakery! This place had amazing cupcakes and goodies mixed with dance club music and a bar! Probably the highlight of my girl day! Chocolate salted caramel cup cake and a cup of coffee - yes please!!