A small-town Michigan woman overcame stage fright to perform on the biggest stage of her life on national television. Michigan native Sadie Bass auditioned for “The Voice” in front of the live studio audience, all four celebrity trainers and the millions watching at home.
The 25-year-old is from Bath, Michigan near Lansing and currently lives in Nashville, TN. He performed Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy” for his “The Voice” blind audition which aired on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
It took her a little longer to get on stage due to stage fright, something she says she has been struggling with all her life.
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“Growing up I loved to sing and I loved music but I always had stage fright and not many people knew I sang and I always sang for my family, in the car or in the shower. Bass said before going on stage.
“The Voice” is going to be a game changer when it comes to my stage fright.” “I still have that sinking feeling. I think I haven’t always been confident in my singing and I think going on ‘The Voice’ and really learning and getting that feedback is going to make a big difference in the future.”
The coach of “The Voice”, Blake Shelton, was the first to turn his chair. His wife and fellow trainer, Gwen Stefani, turned his chair around right after. Camila Cabello and John Legend did not turn their chairs. Now it was up to the two coaches to lure Bass into joining one of his teams.
“I am from Michigan originally. I moved to Nashville. I am a songwriter at heart. I’ve had stage fright my whole life, 25 years, and today I got over it with you guys,” Bass told the coaches after his performance.
“You know my dad is from Michigan. So, we have that in common,” Stefani said.
“Stage fright can prevent someone from opening up and honestly getting into the most awkward and horrible situation of a performance. That’s a great way to get over your fear, so congratulations. You did it,” Shelton added.
“Sometimes you just need that one person who can just be a mirror to you and say listen, you’re amazing. You just need to drop it right now,” Stefani added. “So my training would just be to make you stronger and I think even in your country lane as I was late to the game but now almost seven years with Blake I’ve learned a lot and it’s so in my heart because I’m a songwriter and the Music has to do with history.
In the end, Bass chose Stefani to be his trainer. We will see her again in the next few weeks in the next round of competition after the blind auditions are over. This is just the first week of the first round of competition.
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