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The Voice: Luke Edgemon on his Audition, “It’s life-altering”

5 years ago by Reg Seeton
Luke Edgemon sings his heart out to land a spot on The Voice - Photo: NBC

Luke Edgemon sings his heart out to land a spot on The Voice – Photo: NBC

Singer Luke Edgemon stepped onto The Voice stage this past Tuesday night in the final Blind Audition phase before the Season 4 battle round begins.

Prior to his time on The Voice, Edgemon, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, headed west to make his dreams come to true. Once in Los Angeles, Luke landed gigs as a back-up singer to the likes of Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah and even a network TV gig as a member of the Warblers on Glee.

Although Luke Edgemon managed to get both Shakira and Usher to turn their chairs with Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” Edgemon ultimately chose to be part of Team Shakira for the battle rounds.

“It’s kind of shocking,” Luke admitted to The Deadbolt the next day after choosing Shakira as his coach. “I’m kind of used to standing behind the spotlight and singing for other people and working on making their sound a better sound with a band behind them. To have a band behind me now and be center stage is kind of different. It’s a different feeling and it’s something I’ve never experienced before.”

Despite the solo spotlight of landing on The Voice, Edgemon previously auditioned for American Idol. It was an experience that obviously forced the young singer to always strive to get better.

After so much visibility in such a short amount of time, The Voice has already changed his life for the better.

“Watching my audition back last night,” Luke added about critiquing his own performance, “it really put things into perspective in having things blow up on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, things that I had up and running for a while but didn’t really get a lot of attention. Just in the past few hours, having so much attention now, it’s life-altering in the short amount of time because it finally feels like it’s actually a step in the right direction to pursuing my time in the spotlight.”

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!