Here’s the latest on and around NBC’s The Voice: I shine the spotlight on Minnesota native Tim Mahoney, the soulful singer whose talent got a huge boost when Adam Levine thought he was a girl.
Crowned the “King of Almost” on the series for his persistent attempts to make it big in the music business, Tim left his mark on The Voice instantly and by complete accident. His rendition of “Bring It On Home To Me” won over the front man of Maroon 5 in blind auditions, but Adam bashfully admitted that he turned around thinking that Tim was of the female persuasion. One of The Voice‘s most hilarious moments was born, and it’s been replayed or referenced countless times since to this day.
Taking it in stride, Tim performed an amazing rendition of the Don Henley/Stevie Nicks duet “Leather and Lace” with eventual semifinalist Casey Weston, and narrowly lost out to her. Defeat hardly stopped him, though – not only did he go right back to touring, he also penned the single “Hey Adam Levine,” a playful ode to his time on The Voice that drops today.
Tim was one of my early favorites on the series – I fell in love with his voice from the moment I heard him and Casey perform that outstanding duet. I’m also lucky enough to call him a good friend, who’s supported me on my own journey of musical self-discovery. Naturally, when I heard that my friend was writing a song titled after my hero, I had to call him up and ask him what the heck was going on. Read what Tim had to say about “Hey Adam Levine” and more in the newest edition of Brittany’s “The Voice” Blog at Starpulse.
You can download the single from iTunes and also check out Tim’s extensive back catalog of music.
In other Team Adam news, Rebecca Loebe dropped by Arizona on a West Coast swing before returning to Texas to play some more easterly dates. She’s lined up for a spate of shows throughout Texas (including the Saxon Pub, where Team Cee Lo’s Nakia has also played recently) and other stops. Visit her official website for places and dates, and you can also read my recent interview with Rebecca.
Maroon 5’s summer US tour has ended; the Grammy winners are on their way to Rio for the sold-out Rock In Rio Festival, then will make a stop in Williamsport, PA before heading overseas for a European run. For their European tour dates, visit their official site.
For information on Christina Aguilera‘s world hunger PSA and Cee Lo Green‘s appearance on the FOX animated comedy American Dad!, check out the newest edition of Brittany’s “The Voice” Blog at Starpulse.The Voice returns February 5, 2012 on NBC.
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