Musician Luke Combs Was Rejected From The Voice For Being ‘Too Boring’

Country musician Luke Combs revealed in an interview that he auditioned for The Voice earlier than reaching success, and say the present referred to as him “boring.”

Grammy-nominated nation singer and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs revealed that he was as soon as rejected from the NBC singing competitors The Voice. The singer carried out his hit music, “Even Though I’m Leaving,” on the season 17 finale of The Voice in 2019. His songs have been coated by artists on The Voice ever since he made it huge in 2017, together with songs comparable to “She Got the Best of Me,” “When It Rains It Pours,” and “Beautiful Crazy.” The Voice is returning for its twenty second season within the fall on NBC, with new coach Camila Cabello becoming a member of Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Gwen Stefani.


While The Voice hasn’t produced an actual celebrity in the identical method American Idol has, the present is liable for a number of stars in nation music, largely as a result of Blake is among the greatest names in nation music, at all times serving to nation artists on the present attain the subsequent stage. Country musicians to come back out of The Voice embody Cassadee Pope, who gained season 3, Danielle Bradbery, who gained season 4, The Swon Brothers, who got here in third place within the fourth season and controversial singer Morgan Wallen, who made it to the highest 20 on season 6. Several nation artists have served as visitor mentors as properly, together with Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, and Keith Urban.

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In an interview on the Full Send Podcast, Luke revealed that he auditioned for The Voice and did not make it previous the preliminary producer spherical. He mentioned that the present wrote him a letter after his first spherical of auditions, which he says he efficiently made it by means of. He remembers that “they informed me primarily I used to be too boring to be on tv… I didn’t make it to the present,” in line with Billboard. Luke additionally mentioned that he nonetheless has the letter in his storage and mentioned that they informed him he was an incredible singer. As Luke put it, “primarily, it is about scores.” 

Luke additionally revealed that he wished to sing a rustic music for his second audition in entrance of the producers, which they weren’t a fan of as a result of he sang a music from a unique style in his first audition. “I inform them I need to do a rustic music, and they’re like, ‘Oh, properly, you didn’t sing nation earlier than.’ I’m like, ‘So I’ve to sing one form of [music]?'” he mentioned. Luke is not the one music star who tried out for The Voice, as fellow nation singer Maren Morris additionally auditioned earlier than reaching mainstream success.

There are a number of rounds of auditions in entrance of the producers earlier than artists are chosen for the blind auditions, which is the primary spherical of The Voice to air. For a present that’s presupposed to be all about somebody’s voice, it’s stunning and discomforting to listen to that the producers reject gifted artists as a result of they do not suppose that they may assist scores. Luckily for Luke and Maren, they did not want The Voice to turn into among the hottest artists in nation music right now.

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Source: Billboard, Full Send Podcast

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