Headlines: Keith Urban’s Father Dead after Cancer Battle

Tonight, The Voice 9 Top 9 vie for FOUR spots in next week’s Final! Coach Blake Shelton and pop star Ellie Goulding are set to perform.

Keith Urban’s Dad Robert Urban Dead and ”Finally at Peace” After Long Battle With Cancer – Keith released this statement to the press: “I’ve been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that Nic and I, and our family, have received since my Dad’s passing on Saturday night. His long battle with cancer is now over and he is finally at peace. My Dad’s love of country music and America set me on my life’s journey, and shaped so much of who I am today. Thank you to everyone who has kept us all in your thoughts and prayers.” – Via EOnline

The Voice: Is Jordan Smith the One to Beat? – “I am very open,” he says when asked what kind of music he will pursue. “I hate to limit myself. I hate to put myself in a box because, I think, as artists we should be open to exploring new things. So far on the show I’ve shown myself as a pop singer, but the music that I write is more singer/songwriter with a little more meat in the lyrics, and not as much meat in the actual music. I do think that my roots are in soul music and pop music, which is kind of what I’ll stick to, but I don’t just want to be an average pop singer. I don’t think the world needs another pop star. I think we need someone with some something to say. So whatever I do, I want to write music that inspires people.” – Read more at Parade.com

‘Voice’ coaches dance around topic of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s romance

I chuckled at the introduction: “It’s a show that centers on the contestants…but it seems this season it’s the coaches that are grabbing all the headlines.”

Via Today

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