Artist Update: Pip

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Pip was one of my favorite artists from season two of The Voice, and he’s been one of my good friends ever since. So I’m excited to report that he has a lot of interesting stuff going on – he’s signed a distribution deal with a company that’s tied to Universal Music Group (the record label behind the show, remember) and just came off a few shows on The Voice Tour. Click on over to Examiner for the latest from Pip!

Click here to read my interview with Pip at Examiner.

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Artist Update: Paulina Cerrilla

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Remember a while back when I talked to Team Christina’s Paulina Cerrilla about her film String Theory? Well, the movie’s done now and is making its world premiere this Friday. Paulina also filled me in on the ton of other things she has going on as she continues to expand her career, not only in music and acting, but lots of other avenues, too. Click over to Examiner to check out everything she has to say.

Click here to read my interview with Paulina Cerrilla at Examiner.

Caroline Glaser Song Premiere

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I’ve teamed with my friend Caroline Glaser from The Voice season four to premiere one of the songs from her forthcoming six-track EP, Better Days Vol. 2, which arrives in September. You can click over to Starpulse to listen to the new track from Caroline, and I also asked her what we can expect from the record and about her touring schedule, which is wrapping up this week with several California shows opening for Us The Duo.

Click here to read my interview with Caroline Glaser and check out the exclusive premiere from her new EP at Starpulse.

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Photo Credit: Chris Bauer

‘The Voice Tour’ Review

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I had the opportunity to check out the new iteration of The Voice Tour in San Diego last week at one of its final stops, and now I can weigh in with my verdict. Was it as good as the first tour? Does it have what it takes to last more than one round? I weigh in on those issues, and spotlight some of the best performances, in my review at Examiner.  (It does not include  reference to when Will Champlin and Jake Worthington made me sing Taylor Swift. Sorry, America.)

Click here to read my The Voice Tour review at Examiner.

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Photo Credit: Melissa Borgmeyer for BFTV

Will Champlin Previews ‘The Voice Tour’

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I’ve been a fan of Will Champlin ever since his blind audition on The Voice, so I was thrilled to catch up with him to help promote The Voice Tour, which stops in my hometown of San Diego on Sunday. (And yes, I will be at the show.) Click on over to Examiner as Will gave me some hints about the tour and some tidbits about his new album, Borrowing Trouble.

Click here to read my interview with Will Champlin at Examiner.

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Tessanne Chin’s Album Is Out

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Republic Records has finally released Tessanne Chin’s post-Season 5 album, Count On Your Love – though as far as I can tell, they didn’t formally announce it, nor make it available for anything other than digital download. Thankfully, I had it pre-ordered from iTunes, so I gave it a listen and prepared a review. Did the album stand up? Will it hopefully be successful the way someone from this show deserves to be?

Click here to read my review of Count On My Love at Examiner.

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News Roundup: June 2, 2014

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It’s only been about two weeks since Josh Kaufman was named champ of The Voice Season 6, but the show’s coaches and alumni are already making offseason moves. We’ve compiled the notable happenings for you below in this first June edition of our The Voice news roundup.

Adam Levine’s Feature Film Debut Is Almost Here

We’re just a few weeks away from seeing coach Adam Levine make his acting debut. Begin Again, in which Adam plays musician Dave Kohl, has its limited release Friday, June 27 and then expands everywhere on July 11.

The cast also includes Keira Knightley as Dave’s jilted girlfriend, Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) as a music producer, and coach Cee Lo Green as…well, he seems pretty much like a fictionalized version of Cee Lo Green.

You can check out the new trailer for Begin Again below. It includes Adam singing a new track, “Lost Stars,” which we assume will be included on the movie soundtrack that Adam’s own 222 Records is releasing at the beginning of July. You can pre-order your copy now.

Jake Barker Has A New EP

Fresh off being spontaneously added to The Voice Tour, Season 6 alumni Jake Barker – pictured at the top of this article, and probably best known for taking on Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” before being eliminated in the first round of playoffs – has released a new EP. You can download the four-song Stage Fright on iTunes now.

James Wolpert’s Kickstarter Comes To An End

Team Adam’s James Wolpert was one step shy of making it to the Season 5 finals; he’s been working hard to parlay his exposure into the funds needed to release new music. James’s Kickstarter is almost over, but you still have time to donate and help him reach his goal.

As of Sunday night, when we went to press, James was less than $3,000 shy of his $25,000 target. His campaign ends tomorrow, June 3, just before 9 PM PST. To get more information or to donate, go directly to his Kickstarter page (kickstarter.com/projects/584074878/james-wolpert-makes-a-record).

Casey Weston’s Recent Music Video

Season 1 semifinalist Casey Weston recently dropped a new music video, “Back To The Start.” Take a look at it below.

New Tour Dates For Tony Lucca

One of the busiest alumni is Season 2 finalist Tony Lucca, who’s almost always on the road somewhere. This summer, he’s touring with both Tyler Hilton and Tonic’s Emerson Hart.

Tony and Tyler take to the road beginning July 8 in Louisville, KY and they wrap up July 22 in Nashville, TN. Then in August, Tony jets over to the West Coast to join Emerson for a short stint that runs from August 2 in Phoenix, AZ to August 9 in Seattle, WA. For all the tour dates and locations, hit up his website (tonylucca.com).

If you’re on either coast, these are great opportunities to check Tony out live – we’ve been to several of his shows, and he never, ever disappoints.

Blake Shelton Has A Pizza

You’ve probably seen the billion commercials for this, but it’s just too amusing not to mention. Blake Shelton has teamed up with Pizza Hut, and they’ve given him his own “Blake’s Smokehouse BBQ” pizza – which consists of bacon, ham, and pork covered with honey barbeque sauce. We think it should’ve come with a special latte.

The Voice season 7 will begin airing on NBC this fall; The Voice Tour launches in San Antonio, Texas later this month. For more updates on artists after the show, visit our sister site Big Red Chairs (bigredchairs.com) and follow it on Twitter (@bigredchairs).

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