The Voice’s Amanda Brown Talks Cee Lo Green Letting Her Go and Her Family’s Support — Exclusive
No contestant on The Voicecrosses quite as many genres as Team Adam’s Amanda Brown. The former gospel singer has tackled everything from classic rock to iconic pop ballads, but she never forgets her roots.
Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with the singer on the red carpet following her live show performance, where she was quick to talk about her family’s love and support.
Wetpaint Entertainment: How does it feel to have your family finally supporting you and understanding your music career? Amanda Brown: It means the world to me, especially being this girl who comes from The Bronx, singing this gospel music. Most of my family listens to gospel, and for them to see me on stage not singing gospel music and still get it — it’s awesome. What was that first conversation like after they saw you do “Dream On.” After my dad saw “Dream On,” he sent me a message and was like, “That was amazing. My jaw dropped and it just stayed on the floor.” My dad is not a rocker at all. He’s like this guy from the islands who listens to gospel music, so it meant the world to me to have him and the rest of my family give me that support. How do you feel about your performance of “Stars” tonight? I feel really good about it. It’s such a beautiful song and the lyrics are beautiful, but they are also really brutal. They are really sad lyrics, so I feel proud that I was able to get through the song and could hold off the crying ‘til the end. I was just so honored that I was able to sing that song and hopefully introduce it to a bunch of people who have never heard it. I love Grace Potter, so I feel really honored that I could sing that song. So Adam saw her perform that on a late night show and decided you should do it? Yeah. He saw her perform it on a late night television show, and the in the back of his mind, he was just like, “Whoa.” And he told me, “I thought of The Voice, and I thought of you.” He brought it up for me to do it this week, and I’m glad that he did. And how do you feel about being Cee Lo’s favorite mistake? Cee Lo, you jokester! I love Cee Lo. He was my first coach and I’m always going to have love for Cee Lo, and I appreciate him supporting me even though I’m still not on his team. Even if I don’t win, I feel like I still have two coaches. How do you feel going into the live results tomorrow? I feel so unbelievably blessed to have had this experience and be in the Top 10 on The Voice. For me that’s just a phenomenal accomplishment. I’m going to continue to do music regardless of what happens, and so if I stay, I’m going to be ecstatic, and if I go, I’m going to walk away with having an amazing, life-changing experience.