'The Voice' season 15: Top 8 contestant Kirk Jay says he is his biggest competition
Top 8 contestant Kirk Jay from Team Blake spoke to Meaww and revealed how 'The Voice' has changed his life and what he has learned from the show
As each week passes by, 'The Voice' season 15 gets tougher. And now with just 8 contestants left on the show, it is hard to even assume who might win. Because every contestant is good when they perform. Right now, the Top 8 contestants are getting themselves ready for the semifinals that is set to take place next week.
One among the Top 8 contestants Kirk Jay from Team Blake spoke to Meaww in an exclusive interview and revealed how 'The Voice' changed his life the minute he set foot on stage and what he has learned from the show.
Starting off, the Montgomery, Alabama, resident revealed how grateful he is to be among the Top 8 contestants. "Well, I feel great. It's always mixed emotions because you know, we always end up losing somebody, some always go home and we're family out here. So, it's always mixed emotions. But I feel great that my hard work is still continuing to pay off," he said.
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Talking about how the nerves get to him at times, Jay revealed, "I'm always nervous before a performance. Every time before I start singing, I am nervous. Until I start to open my mouth. Then I feel great." Before his time on 'The Voice' Jay performed with Teddy Gentry, the bass player for the band Alabama and even did open mics and now he also has his own band.
Speaking about how all these experiences helped him prepare for his journey on the reality singing series, he said: "I was just doing shows and singing on stage and going to different places and cities and showcasing the talent. That by itself was a wholesome experience to go out and see what you're made of and see what I bring to the table."
When asked what he learned most from the mentoring he received all these weeks from Blake Shelton he said he learned to be himself, make people feel every performance of his and deliver. During the Battle Rounds and the Knockouts, he was also mentored by Keith Urban and Mariah Carey, and revealing what he learned from them, Jay said: "They just told me not to change anything about who I am just to show emotions and show the stage presence I have. And bring out the changes and make people feel me."
Following that Jay went on to state 'The Voice' changed his life from the time he set foot on the stage. And when it comes to the competition, he finds himself being his biggest competition. "I know everybody's great. So, as long as I'm 110% and as far as I don't get lazy, I am my biggest competition. Because I know everybody else is going do their job," he added.
He is definitely in it to win it, and when asked if not him, who deserves to win, he revealed that according to him it would be Kennedy Holmes. Holmes is the youngest contestant on the season. "She's 13 years old. She's the youngest girl in the show. With one of biggest voices, one of the most beautiful voices and you know, she just she's ready for TV she is a Superstar," he continued. He also added that Mike Parker is the contestant who deserves a second chance on the show, according to him.
Currently, Jay has his own band and travels around performing with them. So, when he was asked if he will start a solo career if he wins, or if he will stick with his band, he went on to add that he will stick to his band. "I still continue with my band. We will just travel the world together. I don't want to lose my band I love my band," he said.
Finally, he spoke about how he thinks his future will turn out if he wins 'The Voice'. "I mean millions of people are watching me already. And, to be able to win the show I know that I'll be solidified as an artist and I won't have to worry about not staying busy. I don't always stay busy and pray to God I get to stay busy," the 22-year-old said.