Danielle Bradbery Talks 'The Voice' Finale: I'm Proud of My Confidence!
The 16-year-old contestant chatted with JJ and a couple of reporters about gaining confidence on the show, integrating coach Blake Shelton into her family, and performing “Maybe It Was Memphis” again for the audience.
Click inside to read our interview with Danielle Bradbery…
Danielle Bradbery Interview
JustJared: What are you most proud of after being on this whole journey?
Danielle Bradbery: “I am most proud of how confident I’ve become. I feel like I’m becoming more of an artist and going out there and performing like a real artist should be. I’m just going to keep trying and Blake is by my side to help me.”
JJ: Tonight, Blake picked “Maybe It Was Memphis” as your defining moment, would you have picked the same song and do you agree with that choice?
DB: “I agreed with that choice. It was the song that went up so high on iTunes and everyone was freakin’ out! It’s such a fun performance to perform and so powerful. I loved that song. It really skyrocketed on iTunes.”
JJ: How did the meeting between your parents and Blake go? It looked like they embarrassed you little bit?
DB: “Parents always say stuff that I laugh about. It was really good, I felt like we all became closer and Blake got to meet my family more and get to know them more. We’re all part of the family and I feel like Blake stepped into our family. It’s really cool.”
JJ: Have you watch all those clips from better and seen how you’ve grown?
DB: I have watched my blind auditions and knockout battles, those type of performances that were way at the beginning and just the clips that they showed before the performance, it’s crazy how much my voice has changed and how little I was. I’m still little, but I feel like I grew up a lot in my confidence, so much! I grew as an artist.
JJ: Does it just feel like you’re just cruising out there right now when you perform?
DB: “Yea, I feel like I can go out there and just have fun. Blake even told me, ‘It’s at the point where you can go out there and dedicate your songs to yourself and just go and be yourself and have fun.’ I listen to him and I just perform onstage and take a deep breath.”