Headlines: Brooke Simpson Joins Native Forum, Carson Peters on Picking Wrong Song

The Voice and America’s Got Talent alum, Brooke Simpson will participate in the White House Tribal Youth Forum.

The press release explains, “In partnership with the White House and Nike N7, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute is proud to invite Native and tribal youth to participate in a forum with the Biden Harris Administration! This forum will take place November 17, 2021 at 1:00 EST. This forum will feature an exciting program with high-level administration officials, special guests from Nike N7, and of course, Native youth discussing a variety of topics and the intersection of mental health for Native youth.”

Brooke, a member of a North Carolina tribe, the Haliwa-Saponi tribe, will speak at the forum. “To say I’m honored is an understatement,” she writes on Twitter.

Girl Named Tom preparing for Live Rounds on ‘The Voice’ – During the Live Rounds of the show, the television audience votes to save its favorite artists, and the two artists with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week. In the end, one artist will be named “The Voice” and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract. Girl Named Tom is excited to show the audience, and fans around the world, “what they got” when they hit the stage for the live performances on Monday. The trio shared they’ve been working hard to prepare for what lies ahead. “We’ve rehearsed with the band, we’ve rehearsed with Kelly, we’ve had choreography rehearsal, wardrobe fittings, voice lessons to go over our arrangements, we’ve worked on our social media presence … there’s been a lot happening,” said Bekah. “We’re so excited to hit the stage and put on a great show Monday night.” – Read more at Crescent-News.com

Carson Peters talks about his time on The Voice – Peters was sought by all four judges (John Legend, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and Ariana Grande) in the Blinds, the first round of the competition. He selected Shelton to be his coach. “Due to COVID, I don’t think it was like previous seasons. For each song, I got about two hours to work with Blake.” Though his time with his vocal coach was limited, Peters kept a busy itinerary while on the west coast. “The schedule was random, but we were working 4-5 days per week. We had band rehearsals, stage rehearsals, and wardrobe fittings. On my days off, I would sleep in and go to parks and jam.” Reflecting on his last performance, Peters shared via phone, “Nerves definitely came into play. I was not as comfortable with the song. I needed to show more than just tone. I tried to do too much with it. If I could redo it, I would probably choose a different song.” – Read more at BlueGrassToday

Gabby Barrett Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson In An Unexpected Way – This year, Barrett even paid tribute to Jackson in her shows by wearing gloves just as he did. She said the gloves were made to wear as a nod to Jackson with her CMA outfit last year, but when they didn’t match the way she had hoped, she wanted to find another way to use them. “I wanted to do something that just changed it up a little bit, and ’I Hope’ has just been one of those staple songs in my career,” she said of why she chose to wear the gloves during that song. “And so to just do something special for that song was cool.” – Read more at CMT.com

From American Idol to Rutland: Laine Hardy & ‘The Monster Energy Outbreak’ – With his smoky voice and Elvis-like stage presence, Hardy sang rendition after rendition of classic favorites like The Band’s “The Wait,” “She Talks to Angels” by the Black Crowes, and Sam Cooke’s “Bring it on Home.” “Everything I did on Idol is my ultimate dream of what I want my sound to be — in a way, not exactly,” Hardy said in a recent phone interview. “I just love how unique the songs were composed on the show.” His music has continued on that trajectory with his latest album “Here’s to Anyone.” “I love the classic rock incorporated into the songs on this album,” he said. – Read more at Rutland Herald

Lauren Jauregui Feels ‘So Much More Secure’ in Her Artistry as She Releases Debut Project PRELUDE – On Friday, the Cuban-American songstress, 25, released her debut project PRELUDE, a deeply personal seven-track project fully written by Jauregui. The soft, sexy, meditative tracks provide a new perspective to the singer’s artistry and life up to this point. “I learned a lot about myself sonically,” Jauregui tells PEOPLE about the writing process. “This round of life and music that I’m giving people is genuine expressions of my experiences in life, and introspection into my own inner world and just s— that’s happened to me in my life. It’s not necessarily all tragic, but there are definitely a lot of layers to the emotions.” – Read more at People.com

Ariana Grande Reacts to Footage from Her First Singing Gig at 8 Years Old | The Tonight Show – Ariana Grande talks about her role in Adam McKay’s film Don’t Look Up, hunting for auditions when she was 4 and reacts to footage from one of her first performances.

Ariana Grande Is the Stage Mom for Her Voice Contestants – Ariana Grande talks about rooting for her team on The Voice, getting emotional on the show and her new makeup line.

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