CASSTOWN — Bryce Redick hopes to get at least one chair to turn around for a chance of a lifetime.
But if the Miami East High School senior had all four chairs turn around during an audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” who would he pick?
Redick will begin the audition process next month for a chance to appear on the hit reality talent show “The Voice.” Each coach selects contestants for their teams during the blind auditions, and can steal contestants during the battle rounds, which determine the strongest vocalists. The singers who progress to the live performance shows compete for America’s votes in hopes of winning the grand prize, which is a recording contract.
Redick shared how he was encouraged to sign up for the show by his choir instructor Omar Lozano.
“I signed up online and they sent me an email last week and told me I could come audition in Nashville,” Redick said. “Mr. Lozano told me I should sign up for it last year and so I signed up for it and so it ended up working out like this.”
Redick will travel to the County Music Capital of the World along with Lozano and members of his family next month to audition for the TV show.
Redick said he if he had the chance to sing in front of “The Voice” superstar artists, he’d pick a song from two of his favorite vocal artists, Ed Sheeran or Michael Bublé.
“I’d probably sing ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran. It’s probably my favorite song. It has a good melody to it,” he said. “I like everything. I like country, I like jazz.”
Redick said he enjoys singing and sharing his talent in front of large audiences. Redick was the first-ever Miami East High School student to be selected to the Ohio All-State Choir last year.
“I sang in Cincinnati. It was really cool and I liked it. Everybody there was really good,” he said.
Redick also will perform with the All-State Choir again this year.
H also participates in track and field and was a member of the football team. He plans to continue his vocal education to study vocal performance and pursue music as a career at the University of Cincinnati.
“I want to perform, but my backup plan is to be a teacher,” said Redick, the son of David and Sandy Redick and Sandy and Dustin Moore.
With a Josh Turner-like baritone sound, Redick shared his pick if all four celebrity coaches turned around to select him for their team.
“I’d chose Team Adam (Levine) probably,” Redick said. “I like Maroon 5 a lot and Adam Levine was the first person I really listened to that I liked. I do like Blake Shelton, though.”
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