One of Adam Levine‘s dreams as a coach on “The Voice” is to beat his rival Blake Shelton with a country artist. Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s Emmy-winning reality show gifted him with the final singer to join his team for Season 12. Our writer John Benutty discusses the six artists from this latest episode with his power rankings for the blind auditions. He really enjoyed the performance of Sheena Brook, a 33-year-old Florida native who sang the Sugarland tune “Baby Girl” (watch above). He says: “Sheena comes to ‘The Voice’ wanting to explore country music after beginning her music career in rock and dipping her foot into hip hop. Adam was impressed early on in the performance and had her join his team in his last spot. This could be the country artist that Adam has been desperately wanting in recent seasons in an effort to finally beat Blake.”
The NBC bio for Brook provides more information about her life and career: “Sheena starting singing with her church choir at a young age before starting a rap group called Lost Cause. During high school, she struggled with her sexual identity and received counseling, later marrying a youth pastor. After four years, they divorced and she came out to her family. She later met the lead singer of Godsmack and did a showcase at Universal Music, which led her to pursue music full time. In 2014, she married her wife in a Harry Potter-themed wedding in her hometown.”
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