Camila Cabello Overcame Imposter Syndrome to Coach on ‘The Voice’
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New The Voice coach Camila Cabello has revealed that she wasn’t totally confident in her new role when she first started. The former Fifth Harmony singer says she had to overcome imposter syndrome and recognize how much she brought to the table.
Camila Cabello Had Imposter Syndrome on ‘The Voice’
“I do get a little bit of imposter syndrome sometimes,” Cabello told People. “I do want to do right by the contestants and sometimes I’m like — there’s some people that are 40, they’ve been doing this for so long and I’m like, ‘I think you should do it like this.'”
However, the 25-year-old has been in the business for a decade, after joining the group Fifth Harmony during her time on The X Factor USA when she was just 15 years old. Cabello said she realized this, as well as the fact that “it hasn’t been a slow journey either.”
“So I’ve had to gather a lot of knowledge in a short burst of time. I do have something to offer and I try to just be as helpful as possible,” the singer said, adding, “I don’t feel pressure anymore because I am absolutely killing it.”
Her fellow Season 22 coaches agree, with John Legend calling Cabello a “formidable opponent” and Gwen Stefani saying she’s “doing an amazing job.” Even Blake Shelton said it’s “really cool having Camila here.”
Cabello Has Talent Show Experience
Much like former coach Kelly Clarkson, Cabello brings something special to the show in that she was previously a talent show contestant herself. This allows her to connect with the contestants in a way the other coaches can’t.
“It gives me a unique, very helpful perspective because I was kind of put through the ringer so early,” Cabello said last month. “Like imagine at 15 being like and now sing for America.”
In August, the Battle Advisors were announced for Season 22. Charlie Puth will be joining Cabello to mentor the members of her team. Puth called it a “fun group,” adding that Cabello is “very good at pairing singers.” He called her coaching style “motherly.”
The Voice premieres September 19 on NBC.