With the new season of The Voice premiering tonight, it’s a good time to check in on s2 contestant Rae Lynn, who performed new songs at a few concert dates opening for Miranda Lambert. Star in the making, vocal trainwreck, or both? Check out video, after the jump!
During s2 of The Voice, Rae Lynn proved to be a polarizing contestant to say the least, earning major backing from coach Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert though many viewers couldn’t wrap their heads around her off key vocals, phrasing quirks, and wild variations in tone. No doubt though she was a stand out personality on the season, leading to predictions here that if The Voice had a breakout star from s2, it would be her. Sure enough, Rae Lynn landed a record deal with Republic Nashville and has written a song called “Lie” with Miranda Lambert while also opening for Miranda at a few concert dates last month.
Now, we’ve got partial video of some more new tunes, performed live. Let’s just say they exhibit many of the same qualities that made Rae Lynn so noticeable when she was on The Voice.
“Baby That’s My Type” (partial – Rae Lynn wrote or cowrote this before The Voice)
“Boyfriend” (partial – cowritten by Rae Lynn, fellow Voice contestant and songwriter Nicolle Gallyon, and Hailey Steele)
“Blame It On The South” (starts around 1:25 mark – partial – cowritten by Rae Lynn, Nicolle Galyon, Jon Randall, Jon Stuart Wiggins)
What do you think about Rae Lynn and her new tunes?