Will Danielle Bradbery Be The Voice’s First Hitmaker?
It’s been less than 24 hours since 16-year-old Danielle Bradbery was crowned The Voice’s fourth victor and already fans, critics, and the show’s coaches are abuzz with thoughts on the Texan’s future.
Coach Blake Shelton called the singer the “most important” artist to grace The Voice’s stage, saying she’s already earned Nashville’s attention. And after last night’s finale performance with the fan favorite Hunter Hayes, we can see that this little Southern sweetheart already has a place in country music.
But those before her have proved that it’s not an easy road. No Voice winner has become an overnight success, with Season 3’s Cassadee Pope coming the closest after her single “Wasting All These Tears” hit No. 1 on the iTunes country charts and No. 3 on the main charts.
“She won and I’m very happy that she won. She deserved it,” he said. “Release a single now, tomorrow. Do it now. The iron is hot. When the iron gets hot you strike.”
Adam’s Season 1 winner, Javier Colon, has sadly faded into Voice obscurity after his debut album peaked at No. 134. The tattooed rocker is now working closely with Season 2 finalist Tony Lucca, who he signed to his personal record label, 222 Records.
Adam’s words of wisdom will hopefully be taken seriously. Instant single releases are what helped propel some of American Idol’s most famous winners to the top of the charts. And though The Voice has revolutionized the industry by making iTunes singles available for all of their artists’ covers, America’s looking for the next superstar, not cover artist.
Dani certainly has the pipes for this industry. We didn’t hear her falter once throughout her entire season. But unlike Cassadee Pope, we’ve never heard anything about Danielle being a singer-songwriter.
But given the right team, the Dixie chick could end up releasing new music much faster than Ms. Pope. Without that pesky process of actually writing a hit single, Danielle’s time will be freed up to record and release it.
So really, it’s up to Blake and NBC to make sure the singer is surrounded by the right industry pros to put her career in motion.
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