Ed. note: You may have seen North Dakota native Gwen Sebastian during the blind auditions for The Voice, the talent show starring country superstar Blake Shelton. Gwen impressed the four coaches with her rendition of Sugarland‘s “Stay” — and she chose to be on Team Blake for the competition. We asked Gwen to keep us updated during her time on The Voice. Check back each Tuesday for posts from Gwen!
Q&A with Gwen
GACTV.com: Of the performers who didn’t get a chair turn last night, for whom would you have turned?
Gwen: Ducky Duke; even though his stage presence sold me, if I couldn’t have seen him, I would’ve turned. I thought he had great tone and chose a unique song.
GACTV.com: Were you surprised that the chairs didn’t turn sooner for anyone?
Gwen: Yes. When Anthony Evans opened his voice, I thought BAM! but, it took quite a while for a chair to turn.
GACTV.com: In your opinion, who had the most unique performance?
Gwen: I think Jamie Lono’s rendition of “Folsom Prison Blues” was brilliant. He made a traditional country song into a bluesy, broken down version. Very cool! I also think Charlotte Sometimes’ voice is extremely unique and special.
GACTV.com: What was the most memorable quote of the night?
Gwen: When Cee Lo said to Naia Kete, ‘Your voice is soothing & calming & I want to be around that’ and Blake retaliated by saying something like, ‘When I hear your voice, it’s not boring and calm; it makes me wanna stand up!’ Blake also went on to say to Naia, ‘You have all your own ideas and I’d love to hear those things.’
GACTV.com: Did anyone surprise you in their choice of coaches?
Gwen: Charlotte Sometimes had all four coaches turn for her. I thought she may have gone with Cee Lo or Adam, but she chose Blake. Right on, Charlotte!
Go TEAM BLAKE!!!!