Blake Shelton completed his team on NBC’s The Voice Monday night by securing power vocalist Adley Stump for his team. Adley performed Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name” during the final blind auditions, causing both Blake and fellow coach Christina Aguilera to turn their chairs. Blake was spurred by Christina’s response to Adley’s performance to push his button for her.
“Her being interested really pushed me over the edge,” Blake said. “I was like ‘man this girl, is she as powerful as I think she is?’ And man, I think you’re great.”
“Your power blew me away,” Christina said while making her pitch for Adley to join her team. “You are obviously a powerful vocalist and you have chops. You have really, really good chops.”
Although she grew up singing along to Christina’s songs, Adley became the 12th and final member of Team Blake. Adley, who had grown up dancing and cheerleading, had never considered herself a singer but while attending Oklahoma State University, she was encourage to try out for a singing part in a sorority production. Before she knew it, she was performing on The Voice.
“I was pinching myself that it was even a reality,” she said. “I thought, ‘I’m really doing this, this is my life now and I have a shot.’ I’ve always been a dreamer, but I didn’t think I could do something this big.”
Fans can learn more about Adley by visiting her website, www.adleystump.com. Her debut EP, Like A Lady, and her performance of “Last Name” are available for download on iTunes. For more coverage on Team Blake, check out member Gwen Sebastian’s blog for GAC! She’s keeping us updated during her time on The Voice. Check it out »