Her road to reality singing competition “The Voice” ended in Nashville on Saturday, but Harmony Brown’s musical journey is just beginning.
The Springfield teen was eliminated on the first day of competition and is using the experience as to fuel her musical aspirations.
While tears flowed for some contestants, Brown was too busy taking in the experience and her first trip to Nashville while plotting her future, sharing her thoughts in a video on her Facebook page.
“That was amazing, it was insane,” she said of the audition. “There were probably more people in that audition room than there are in the whole city of Springfield.
“Some people were going absolutely nuts and some people were sitting there scared out of their pants and the whole time I was thinking about you guys and what a blessing it is to be here.”
During the audition, Brown and nine other candidates were brought into a room with the producer, who was on her computer the whole time. She was second from the last to audition.
Brown smiled, said “Hi” and launched into an a cappella version of “Touching Heaven” by Johnnyswim. Brown said the producer replied “You were wonderful, you look amazing, I love your voice, thank you so much.”
Brown sat back down, confident in her audition and not making any mistakes. Following the final audition, the producer told the group she’d heard pretty amazing stuff and dismissed the group as it was not what they were looking for.
She admitted it’s really the first time she’s ever been told no musically.
Brown noticed a girl completely heartbroken, crying in her mother’s arms, but considered the point of the trip was to be there and experience the city she dubbed “NashVegas” with the bustling activity and musicians who populate it.
“I feel amazing because I have all of you,” Brown said. “I told everybody from the beginning this was about fun and connections. Little did I know how many people were behind me.”
On the Friday evening after leaving for Nashville, Brown’s phone was blowing up, confirming how many people were waiting for her to take this step. She looks at “The Voice” as merely an audition for a show.
“This is a push into a dream, into a new season and a new sound,” said Brown. “Being around so many musicians chasing after something just ignited something in me. There’s so much more to come.”
The homeschooled Brown will graduate this May and and will also earn an Associate’s of Arts degree from Clark State Community College.
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