This story was updated at 3:08 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, after Inland 360 spoke to Bramlet in California by phone.Chad Bramlet says that once the sting of defeat wears off he is sure he will look back on his latest attempt at TV’s “The Voice” as a positive experience.
“You put yourself out there and you know that people are going to judge your ability. I’d like to say it didn’t bother me, but it bothered me a bit.”
In the last step to getting on the TV singing competition, Bramlet was the last to audition Wednesday night at a Hollywood studio. He says he was excited about the possibilities after making it through public auditions last weekend where hundreds were weeded out.
He chose to sing the gospel blues song “Washed by the Water” by Needtobreathe Wednesday. It was a departure from his usual, which is country music, he says. He wonders if he had stuck with what he normally does if things would have gone differently, but he felt that the song “represented me well, and my story.”
Bramlet says that while he waited he watched about 20 other applicants who exhibited a range of incredible talent. While the show is a singing competition, many chose to audition while playing guitar, ukelele or another instrument.
“I did feel like the old man in the group,” says Bramlet, 34. Most of the other singers were 10 years younger, he says. Several were with chaperones meaning that they were under age 18.
Bramlet will return to Lewiston to perform February shows at the Mystic Cafe and the Food Bank Country Music Show Feb. 20 at New Bridges Community Church Hall. The next step in his music career will take him to Nashville where he is working on joining The Extreme Tour, a cultural outreach project that combines music and extreme sports with the underlying message of making positive life decisions.
He continues to be grateful for his sponsors and support of people in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.
First version of story published 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5:
Lewiston musician Chad Bramlet will not be appearing on the next season of TV’s “The Voice.”
In his latest attempt to get on the singing competition show Bramlet made it to round two of auditions. Bramlet was one of thousands who tried out at public auditions Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. He was selected to go on to round two and performed for show producers Wednesday, Feb. 4 at a Hollywood studio.
After the Wednesday night audition Bramlet posted the following message to his Facebook followers:
“Well thanks for everyone waiting patiently as I sat in line for my audition (the last one of the night) unfortunately I won’t be moving on to the show this year. I am giving thanks for all of those who have been praying for me and I am especially giving thanks for the journey and this week with some great people and spending time with loved ones. Looking forward to getting back to the valley and seeing all of you. God is good….Thy will be done. Chad #thevoice #thevoicecasting“