'The Voice': Gracia 'Battles' backby jmaloni
Behind the Screens with Joshua Maloni
For as unpleasant as the winner-takes-all, loser-goes-home "Battle Rounds" may be, there's no doubt "The Voice's" singing slugfest brings out the best in each competitor.
Take Gracia Harrison, for example.
As seen in week one of the second stage of NBC's hit reality series, Gracia was more than a little nervous prior to her battle with 2 Steel Girls. She was quiet - some might say timid - as she prepared to perform against the Nashville mother-daughter duo. But as soon as she entered the ring-shaped stage, and the music began, Gracia unleashed a vocal storm that both bested her two opponents and made judges Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton take notice of her talent.
"I think it was kind of not only just the fact that I was going up against two that I was nervous, but learning a completely new song that I'd never even heard before kind of added to that," Gracia explained to BTS. Her designated song was "Sin Wagon," a Dixie Chicks number.
Not satisfied with her initial run-through, which is what fans saw on television, Gracia revisited the song and found her musical mojo. The "Battle Round" then brought out her best.
"I think just, you know, it was a little easier for me to go on stage and just have a lot of energy, because I had so much adrenaline," she said. "I had a little bit of time after that (the rehearsal) to kind of work on it a little bit more. That definitely helped."
"The Voice" continues Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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