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‘The Voice’ Alum Ruby Leigh Hints at Future Project with Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani for 'The Voice, Finale, Ruby Leigh for 'The Voice' Finale.Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC, Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC

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Ruby Leigh might not have clinched The Voice season 24 victory, but her music career is definitely bright. The Team Reba singer recently revealed that she’ll be working with coach Gwen Stefani for an “exciting” collaboration.

Ruby Leigh Teases Possible Collab with Gwen Stefani

In a recent interview with St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 16-year-old country singer shared that Stefani offered her thrilling music deal. Leigh, however, didn’t detail much of what she and the “Hollaback Girl” singer talked about.

“Gwen said something exciting to me [after the finale] I can’t share,” she said. “We’ll see if it works out.”

As for her connection with newest coach Reba McEntire, the young songstress said she doesn’t have plans to cut ties. Leigh was on Team Reba from start to finish, ending up in second place during season 24 Finale.

“I have her email to reach out to her. If I ever need anything, she’s there,” she said.

In the interview, Leigh also stated that Stefani and John Legend expressed that she was their “favorite” contestant.

The Lincoln County teenager is back home, securing singing gigs since the end of her journey on The Voice. She most recently performed for her sold-out New Year’s Eve show at Edwardsville Post #199, where she belted out some of the songs she sang on the NBC show.

After placing as a runner-up on The Voice, Leigh reflected on her journey on Instagram. She most especially expressed gratitude for her supporters.

“Well. That’s it The Voice finale was tonight. I am so thankful for all the people I’ve met and all the amazing bonds I’ve made,” she wrote. “Thank you to everyone on the show and everyone that has voted and believed in me I love you all!”

She’s “Feels Like a Winner” Despite Losing

While Leigh didn’t end up a winner a winner on the show, she maintained that she doesn’t have any bitter feelings about the results. The country songstress finished second behind Southern blues rock ‘n’ roll singer Huntley from Team Niall.

“I feel like a winner honestly. I made it so close, more than anyone in Missouri [ever has],” she said. “I was the highest-finishing female on the show, and I’m a minor.”

Furthermore, Leigh stated she’s happy to have made McEntire proud. Looking forward, the singer is planning to hit the road this year and also plans to graduate in high school.

Apparently, college is not a clear-cut option for her as she intends to focus on pursuing a music career. Aside from recording music, Leigh wants to form a band to back her up. “It’s only the beginning for me,” she said. “I’m just getting started.”

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