Carter Rubin is a frontrunner of ‘The Voice’ season 19. The 15-year-old spoke with HL and more after the top 9 performances about musical influences, hopes for his album, and working with Gwen Stefani.
Carter Rubin is just 15 years old, but he’s a powerhouse on stage. The singer wowed with his rendition of “Rainbow Connection” from The Muppets Movie during the top 9 performances on The Voice. He’s clearly got a bright future with music. Carter talked with HollywoodLife and other media outlets about how he’d love for his album to sound like the “popular male singers that are singing contemporary pop music today” like Lewis Capaldi, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, and Shawn Mendes.
“They are really big influences for me, and the music they put out there, they have definitely inspired some of my songwriting,” Carter told HollywoodLife and other reporters. “I want to get in the studio and record that and put it in front of people to hear because I take music very, very seriously, and I go off of those famous people that really have inspired me to find my own genre and style of music. So that is what I want my album to sound like.”
Carter is a part of Gwen Stefani’s team, and the young singer raved he’s had the “time of my life” being a part of The Voice. “I have made so many new friends, and I have a lot of role models that I can look up to,” Carter continued. “I made a partnership with Gwen. She is an incredible coach and an incredible mentor. She gives the most amazing advice, and if I can take anything out of this experience, it would be her advice. I take it to heart and use it wherever I go and whatever I do. She has been really amazing and this whole experience has taught me so much.”
There are a number of singing competition series out there for aspiring singers. Carter revealed why he chose to audition for The Voice rather than American Idol.
“I have been watching The Voice for many years, and if I was going to be honest about all the singing shows out there, The Voice is the one that showcases the true raw talent,” Carter admitted. “There is no gimmick at all, it is just these inspiring artists pursuing what they want to do in life, which is singing and music and to entertain. That is what drew me into auditioning for this show. What you see is what you get, and everyone is so genuine and so real. It has been the best experience. I have been really happy and happy that I am on this show and not another.” The Voice season 19 airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.