Blind Auditions:: We got our song selection for the blind auditions and the one selected for me was one from the previous audition. "Good Girls Go Bad" by Cobra Starship wasn't a very exciting selection for me, but I added my own style and everyone had loved it. So, I decided to take the advice and use it for the blind audition. I got the same "sexy" comments on the song. I wasn't nervous before the blinds, but I also didn't know what was about to happen. During the audition, I got so caught up in performing to the crowd that I didn't even notice that the coaches hadn't turned around until the last lines of the song. At that point, I was confused. Ha. I thought to myself, "Well, I'm going to give it all to the crowd then". Still, no coaches turned. I was shocked. I have never felt total rejection. I thought, "Maybe I'm confused about how this works and they are going to pick now". They didn't. I got rushed off to a room with my family members and Carson Daly asking me questions. I don't remember any of that.
Next thing I know I was being taken to the therapist to be consoled. I
didn't need anything there, the shock took care of me just fine. I
stayed in that feeling the next day also. Later into the day after, we
were brought into a room and asked if the teams were not filled that we
would have an opportunity to audition again for the coaches with a new
song. I decided that if I was going to do this, I would pick the song
and it would be just me and my guitar. I was fortunate enough to be one
of the 8 selected to come back for a second chance blind audition. I
was forth of the group to go up. During the audition before me, I
remember Blake saying that he was looking for a guy with a particular
voice. My heart stopped in hopes that he might be talking about me.
Blake was the one I was hoping to team with. I took stage and sang "Not
Ready To Make Nice" by the Dixie Chicks. I picked that song
specifically because it was very close to my personal writing style and
quite frankly the lyrics were fitting. I still wasn't feeling nervous
until Blake hit the button. I think that was only because I wanted to
continue the song strong and prove that he had made the right choice.
No words for my happiness at that moment and I still can't. I feel this
is finally my chance to get in front of the nation and give them a
voice to choose what they want to hear.