‘The Voice’ Coaches On Their Big ‘Chair Turning Moment’
The coaches on The Voice can make a singer’s every dream come true with a simple swivel of the chair. They are now in the business of launching careers. But, of course, all of them are famous singers in their own right. What was the moment they feel launched their career?
Jennifer Hudson first gained national attention on American Idol where she came in 7th place. But she credits landing the role in Dreamgirls that would earn her an Oscar as her “chair turning moment”. Makes sense. For country great Blake Shelton, his life changed when his friends encouraged him to leave Oklahoma for Nashville. That’s good because you are not launching any kind of music career in Oklahoma. Adam Levine and Maroon 5 were discovered by a music exec in their teens while playing a beach party in Malibu. That’s the classic “discovery story”. Miley became famous playing Hannah Montana, but she credits her mom and not her famous father Billy Ray with being the catalyst for her success.
It must be rewarding for them to help out up and coming talent by giving them their big break. Of course, that means more competition on the charts but whatever.