We need to start talking about Emily Ann Roberts, you guys! The 16-year-old is doing great on ‘The Voice,’ but even if she isn’t named the winner of Season 9, I have no doubts that she’ll become a major country star thanks to her talent, and, of course, coach Blake Shelton.
Emily Ann Roberts has star power written all over her! The Voice contestant has a major career ahead of her, and she won’t need to win Season 9 of the show to get her jumpstart in the country music industry. At just 16 years old, Emily Ann is so talented, and with the help of her country superstar coach, Blake Shelton, she’s bound for stardom!
Okay, I feel like Emily Ann has gotten a bit overlooked ever since the first live shows. I was beyond shocked when she wasn’t one of the two artists saved by America for Blake’s team in the Top 20 eliminations — especially since she landed in the Top 10 on iTunes. I was so glad the 39-year-old decided to use his one save on her…because she totally deserved it, which she proved once again with an amazing rendition of “Blame It On Your Heart” in the second week of Lives.
But on the Nov. 23 episode, I was completely blown away. Not only does Emily Ann fit right in with the other big, female names in country music today, but she’s able to do it with a “bluegrass twist,” which is something that makes her seem so mature beyond her 16 years. It’s obvious Blake has a special place in his heart for her, too, and he’s made it clear that he’ll be making a push for her with his connections in the industry.
The “Gonna” singer’s track record doesn’t hurt, either. In fact, it seems like only contestants who have been on his team have been successful post-show! Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery, who won seasons three and four, respectively, have both made names for themselves in country music, and have been on tours with some of the most buzzed-about artists in the biz. Raelynn and The Swon Brothers have also both had popular songs out on country radio…and they weren’t even winners!
Emily Ann has the talent and personality to make it as a star — not to mention, she’s beyond adorable. I fear she may sometimes get lost in the shuffle among some of the powerhouse singers on The Voice, but I don’t think her place in the competition will matter when it comes to her having a career after the show. You’re destined for greatness, girl! Hey, Blake…make it happen!
HollywoodLifers, are you a fan of Emily Ann? Do you think she’s going to win the show?