10 on Tuesday

Ok, if you haven’t heard of The Voice then I think you have been living under a rock. For real. The show is currently in it’s second season and the third season will air this fall. And guess what…this girl is gonna win.

Wait. What?!

No, I’m not psychic and I don’t have some inside scoop that no one else knows about. I do however have ears and have heard her sing. And let me tell ya’ll… She. Is. Amazing.

Now, I may be a wee bit biased because she happens to be my friend but, when you hear her voice I think you’ll totally agree with me. Not only does she have an amazing voice but she is super fun, has a great personality, is cute as can be and loves the Lord. It just doesn’t get a whole lot better than that now does it?!

Nicki got word yesterday that her audition pack successfully made it to it’s final destination at The Voice. Waiting to hear back is going to be insanely hard. Ugh! I don’t know how I’m going to stand it! And um, I’m not even the one auditioning! ACK! So while we wait, I sent Nicki 10 questions and she’s giving me all the scoop so that you can get to know her.

1. When did you start singing?
I was born singing 😉 Haha! Really it started when I was 14, I knew I had a gift and wanted to get better.

2. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Singer 🙂 Then a teacher if I didn’t make it. (Pssst, hey Nicki…you’re gonna make it!)

3. What is your favorite music genre?
Country, soul, pop… I love it all!

4. Do you have any formal music training of any kind and if so what?
Just high school choir, my director was a genius and helped me become the singer I am now.

5. When you perform do you have any pre-show rituals or anything? Do you get nervous before going on?
I pray!!! I get terribly nervous til the first note comes out and then I feel great 🙂

6. Do you play any instruments? Are there any you wish you could play?
I don’t play any but I wish I could play guitar!

7. What musicians do you most admire?
Christina Aguilera is my hero vocally! She has never been afraid or ashamed to just be herself and rock it!
Mandisa is also incredible because her faith has never wavered and I admire that so much.

8. Do you ever write songs/Do you have any original material?
I play around with lyrics but since I don’t play an instrument it’s difficult to put them to music.

9. What is something that you think most people would be surprised to know about you?
I am TERRIFIED of mascots and people in masks… Especially Pistol Pete and Rumble the bison (Thunder mascot).

10. All right, what do those tats mean?
One is metanoia which is the Greek word meaning “a transformative heart”. It’s very special to me because that is what I strive for everyday, to be transformed by the renewing of my mind! The other is the Greek word tragoudo meaning “I sing”. Naturally that’s special to me because that is what I love to do more than anything!

Good luck good luck good LUCK Nicki! I can’t wait to find out what happens!