After The Voice completed the second round of the Blind Auditions on Monday night, country singer Gwen Sebastian found herself on Team Blake Shelton.
When The Voice returned for the second round of the Blind Audition phase this past Monday, 37-year old Gwen Sebastian of North Dakota gave it her all in front of the judges. One of the stand out singers of The Voice so far this season, Gwen wowed Blake Shelton with her vocals on the Sugarland hit “Stay”.
So, what was it like for Gwen to get a chance on The Voice at 37?
When The Deadbolt spoke with Gwen the day after her performance , Sebastian reflected on whether age and experience will give her an advantage in The Voice competition.
“I’m not sure if it’s an advantage over anyone else, but I think that if I had been younger, I may not have been ready, just me personally. So all the experience that I’ve had with singing and touring, always being gone, that’s really something that I lean on. If I didn’t have that I may be in a different situation.”
A native of Hebron, North Dakota, Gwen was quick to point out that getting an opportunity on The Voice isn’t just a one woman effort.
“I realize that throughout the years it’s not just about me being up there and singing,” added Sebastian about making her dreams come true while also being a mother, “it takes so many people for me to be up there doing what I do. That, along with experience, is an incredible thing to have.”
Although age and experience may not play too much of a factor for Gwen on The Voice, it did help during the Blind Audition process when it came to handling the nerves of being on stage.
“Getting up on that stage, I’ve been doing that since I was little, I was really nervous. It may have helped to have had that background, to just be in the moment, and pretend like I was just doing another show.”