“The Voiceoff” begins this coming Sunday night (Feb. 9th) with blind auditions. The rules and procedures for the competition will be familiar to anyone who watches “The Voice” on NBC. The contest will be broken up into 5 rounds; Blind Audition Round (with the judges facing away from the contestants), Battle Round, Knockout Round, Semi-Finals, and Finals. The Finals round will take place on April 27th and the winner announced that night! You can get an idea of what to expect below.
So what’s at stake here? Not only will the winner receive a $1,000 cash prize, but, in addition, they will earn a recording session at DigiTrax’s state-of-the-art recording studio in South Knoxville worth an estimated $3,500! More importantly, they will have the opportunity to possibly turn their passion into a career.
You can find a full listing of the rules and competition dates here. Be sure to like our Sing-N-Share, Sing-N-Jam, and Play a Tab Facebook pages for updates on this and many other music related topics. Good luck to everyone who decides to follow their passions!
This is the time of year for those “post-Christmas blues.” The holidays have come and gone, the weather is cold and forbidding, and looking at your post-holiday bank statement has left you feeling like you’ve been hit by a truck! Many people who deal with depression are hit pretty hard in the winter months as the come-down from the excitement of the holidays mixes with cold weather and overcast skies. But there are ways to fight through the winter “blahs,” and music can be a major factor!
In a study released in 2012 by the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, researchers found that the actual act of singing releases endorphins. These are the same chemical compounds released by the brain that result in a temporary “high” after an intense bike ride, yoga class, or weight-training session. Researchers found that this release of endorphins was much greater in those subjects who actually performed musically rather than those who simply listened to music passively. That’s right; singing literally makes you feel good!
So get off your couch, crank up the music, and belt it out at the top of your lungs! Who cares how you sound? You’re not trying to win a Grammy, you’re living life to the fullest and tracking down that silver lining!