Folsom Prison Blues Revival


Jamie Lono: Photo Credit- The Voice

Last night, Jamie Lono, a sandwich maker from Chicago, became a star on The Voice. His rendition of Johnny Cash’s hit Folsom Prison Blues left viewers with their mouths open. Today, Jamie’s song debuted on iTunes and is already at #49. He soared past all other contestants and even huge stars like Taylor Swift.

The next hot spot on the iTunes chart belongs to Mathai. Last night she performed “Rumour Has It” by Adele. Everyone was amazed by Mathai’s very unique sound and she was quickly snatched up by Team Adam. Her song is at #98.

 

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Blake Shelton on The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone’


Rolling Stone Magazine

The judges of NBC’s The Voice have grown ridiculously in fame since the start of the season. Not only has Blake Shelton well surpassed 1 million twitter fans but now he’s on the cover of  Rolling Stone. It’s rare that country music stars make the cover of a rock magazine but Blake’s charm, whit and good looks have made him a Superstar.

If you’ve never seen The Voice, it resembles shows like American Idol. Contestants with vocal talent audition to be voted as the next musical Great. What makes The Voice completely different is that the auditions are blind. The 4 teams (Blake, XTINA, CeeLo, Adam) have to select and convince the singer to be on their team. Each Judge must select 12 contestants to form an unstoppable team. The best of the 4 teams takes home the trophy. Last year, (Season 1) Adam Levine took home the Grand Prize.

If you’re an avid fan of The Voice, but missed an episode, take a look at each teams lineup:

 

Team: BLAKE

Brian Fuente, Erin Willett, Gwen Sebastian, Jermain Paul, Jordis Unga, Rae Lynn. Fan favorites seem to be Gwen, Jermaine, and Jordis.

Team: XTINA

Chris Mann, Jesse Campbell, Geoff McBride, Lindsey Pavoa, Moses Stone, and The Line

Team: CEE LO/PUURFECT

Angie Johnson, Erin Martin, Jamar Rogers, James Massone, Juliet Simms, Sarah Golden

Fan favs: Angie Johnson, Erin Martin. Erin’s audition was a top selling song on itunes overnight.

 

Team: ADAM

Angel Taylor, Chris Cauley, Katrina Parker, Kim Yarbrough, Nahan Parrett, Pip, Tony Lucca

Fan favs: The beautiful-Angel Taylor and the guy who stole the show-Chris Cauley from ATL.

 

The Voice (U.S. TV series)

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Blake Shelton’s Twitter Fame Skyrockets Past 1Million Followers


God Gave Me You

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Blake Shelton is now behind only Dolly Parton in the number of followers a Country Star has on Twitter. Dolly tops the Country Music list with 1,537,076 followers while Blake follows her closely with 1,003,001. It seems Blake Shelton’s fame multiplied exponentially almost over night, with much thanks to the hit new show “The Voice”. “The Voice” debuted after the 2012 Superbowl with record ratings. Blake shares a position as judge for the blind talent show with Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and CeeLo Green.

Twitter users constantly blow up the hashtag #thevoice with comments like “I’m addicted” and “Best show ever”.  Tweets also comment on the personality and humor of Blake Shelton. Blake’s comedic responses to the other judges have started to create their own hashtag. Blake Shelton’s twitter fame has surpassed American legends like Hugh Hefner, Dr.Phil, and NFL star Drew Brees. He also has more followers than co-judge Christina Aguilera, a long time pop star.  “Twitter Counter” predicts that Blake will reach 1,204,630 followers in the next 15 days and reach 2million followers in just 74 days.

Check Blake Shelton out tonight on the 54th Annual Grammy Awards show. Blake is up for every eligible title- Best Solo Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album.

You can also see him on The Voice  Monday nights on NBC at 8/7 Central.