Brandon Chase of NBC's "THE VOICE"
October 29, 2013•10 min
Brandon Chase hails from Texas, and is an inspiration to many. He managed to turn tragedy into triumph as he made his way to "The Voice," and is now competing as part of TEAM BLAKE. As he is about to make his way to the "Voice Knockout" phase of the series, the artist talked about choosing the song, "Wanted" by Hunter Hayes, for his blind audition: "I think it is just a great song. The lyrics are incredible, it fits my tone, and it sends a message that I wanted to come out of the gate with. There's a lot of people out there that don't feel very wanted. I think people need to hear that there is someone out there that thinks you're beautiful, worth something, and precious. That is what I wanted to come out, and I hope I did that. It definitely got me a spot on Team BLAKE, so I think it was the right song for me." On tonight's two-hour episode, the :Voice Knockout" part of the series continues, and Chase goes up against Team BLAKE contestant, Austin Jenckes. We got to tease a little bit about tonight's battle: "Austin is a great friend, and was my roommate the whole time I was out there. It was a tough battle. We both said, 'If we don't go against each other, we're good.' Sure enough, Blake put us together. It's all good, though. We both went into it, and said, 'Whomever is supposed to be here will be here. If this is where the dream will end, it will end.' There is no wrong turn. There is nothing we can do that is wrong. I believe in destiny, and I believe it will happen one way or another, no matter who we go up against." We spoke more on the podcast with Brandon about having Cher as a guest mentor this season, as well as how he continues to share his life story and turn tragic moments of his life into hope and triumph. Fans can follow Brandon Chase on Twitter: @BrandonJChase. "The Voice," hosted by Carson Daly, airs Monday nights at 8/7c and Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.