TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida is well represented in season 12 of The Voice, particularly right here in Tampa Bay.
Enid moved to Tampa with her family at age 15 to find medical care for her rare skin disease, vitiligo, and to avoid the crime in her hometown. Throughout high school, Enid sang at various open mics and local gigs. She eventually joined jam band “Ragged Out Souls.” After growing up avoiding being photographed for fear of embarrassment, Enid feels she is coming into her own and her self-image is slowly improving through every performance opportunity. Check out Enid’s Blind Audition.
Brandon turned to music after an accident that placed him in a body cast for two months. Growing up, his mom always wanted him to be a singer. Brandon put music on hold to pursue volleyball, for which he earned a college scholarship. He wasn’t able to stay away from music in college and joined the group “BEST,” which then became the duo “Them Island Boyz,” winner of the first-annual Virgin Island Idol. He moved to Orlando to pursue a career as a firefighter/EMT, but pursues music when not working 24-hour shifts. Check out Brandon’s Blind Audition.
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Sheena began singing with her church choir at a young age, before starting a rap group called “Lost Cause.” During high school, Sheena struggled with her sexual identity and went to counseling, later marrying a youth pastor. After divorcing four years later, she came out to her family. Sheena later met the lead singer of Godsmack and did a showcase at Universal Music, which led her to pursue music full-time. Check out Sheena’s Blind Audition.
Nala is working to be a triple-threat in entertainment with dancing, acting and singing. She has performed in over a dozen musicals, practices dance five days a week and has performed in at least 25 talent shows. She performed at Carnegie Hall with her high school’s varsity choir in 2015. Surprisingly, Nala has overwhelming stage fright, but does her best to control it. Check out Nala’s Blind Audition.
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