The Voice 11 Houston Open Call Attracts Thousands, Alums

Before open casting for season 11 began at Minute Maid Park in Houston Saturday morning, The Voice Head of Casting Michelle McNulty, estimated that as many as 9,000 people might perform before the judges, according to the Chronicle.

There was a meet and greet during the stop, featuring alums Luke Wade, who had been plucked from an open audition in the city for season 7.

“Houston just blew up; it’s turning out to be one of our biggest open calls in Voice history,” McNulty said.

Other The Voice alums in attendance: Dez Duron (S3), Chance Pena (S8), Madi Davis (S8) and Darius Scott (S8).

The open calls are typically conducted under the radar and never televised. I wonder if that’s going to change going forward with season 11 in the fall?

McNulty said the show will conduct callbacks in Houston for most of the week, as they narrow singers down for the the next round. Typically several hundred singers will move on.   The Voice season 11 open casting will also head to Memphis TN on January 23, Chicago IL on Feb 6 & 7, Philadelphia PA on Feb 20 & 21. The Voice season 11 airs this fall on NBC.

However, we’re just about to get into the thick of season 10, which begins airing on February 29. The Blind Auditions are in the can, and the Top 48 set. The Battle Rounds are set to film, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams on January 27. The Knockouts filming starts February 9. Check for tickets at 1Iota.

Via the Houston Chronicle

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