The Voice returned on Monday night for the second part of the Blind Audition process, with Cee Lo Green selecting soulfully eclectic singer Jamar Rogers.
Although Jamar Rogers, a once homeless recovering addict who’s now HIV positive, was surprised to see Carson Daly when he was chosen for The Voice, Jamar was even more elated when judge Cee Lo Green turned his chair on Monday night.
Despite singing for Cee Lo, the only judge on The Voice to compete for Jamar, the New York singer had his dreams come true when he was chosen by his idol. However, getting Cee Lo to turn around in his chair wasn’t easy.
When The Deadbolt caught up with The Voice contestant on Tuesday, Jamar revealed what he was thinking before Cee Lo turned around.
“I was freaking out!”
“You have no idea,” Jamar admitted to The Deadbolt. “I remember giving myself a little pep talk because I knew that if I didn’t, and I started second-guessing myself, I would have gone off sounding pitchy and awful.”
So how did Jamar handle his nerves on The Voice? It was ultimately Cee Lo who calmed him down with excitement.
“I wanted to go on sounding good. So I was – I’m not gonna lie – I had a knot in my stomach. But the minute I saw Cee-Lo’s big grin, I almost lost it again. I had to hold it together.”