“I spent all of the time last night expecting that to happen again,” reveals singer Owen Danoff about his elimination Tuesday night on “The Voice.” For the second straight week, he was one of the bottom two artists and had to battle against Daniel Passino for an audience “instant save.” In our exit interview (watch above), he adds, “When it came, I was kind of comfortable with the idea of it. I had a week to make my peace with maybe not being on the show for a while.”
For the singer and songwriter, his song choices this season were “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by Bob Dylan (blind audition), “Runaway” by Del Shannon (battle round), “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel (knockout round), “Hero” by Family of the Year (live round one), “7 Years” by Lukas Graham (top 12), “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran (instant save), “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor (top 11), and “Burning House” by Cam (elimination).
He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a degree in film scoring. In addition to performing in concerts, he says that is still a career he wants to pursue: “I think it can go hand-in-hand with being a songwriter and a performing songwriter. It’s just a matter of striking that balance and choosing your projects carefully.”
His father is Bill Danoff, original member of Starland Vocal Band, the Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist of 1977. Their biggest hit was “Afternoon Delight,” which has since gained new fame in the television comedy “Arrested Development” and the film “Anchorman.” Did “The Voice” producers try to convince him to perform that tune on their show? He says, “Surprisingly no. I was expecting it a little bit or something else he had written, but they were really encouraging of me to choose my own songs and take the path I wanted to take on the show.”