Amy Vachal Balances Control and Passion on ‘The Voice’
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Amy Vachal, from Brooklyn, has had a wild ride on The Voice this season. In the Blind Auditions, she sang “Dream a Little Dream” and got three judges to turn their chairs. She chose Pharrell Williams as her coach. With her rendition of “Love Somebody” in the Battle Rounds, she advanced to the Knockouts, where she lost to Madi Davis after singing “A Case of You.” But Adam Levine, the only judge to not turn around in the Blinds, wanted redemption and stole her for his team. Adam challenged her by selecting the standard “The Way You Look Tonight” and the audience was ready to send her home. But Adam put his faith behind her once again and saved her with his vote that week. We spoke with her after that show and she said, “I feel like the luckiest girl in the world right now.” And while last week the audience votes were enough to keep her on the show, she know she needs to fight with each performance to go the distance. She knows each week is a gift. She stated, “I think we all just know what a blessing it is to be part of this experience and this journey.” Amy talked about her journey on the show, “There’s constantly a balance that you have to find between control and passion. Through this process I’ve had this weird image in my head of a garden hose in your backyard. And how you need to get water from one place to the next in the most efficient way possible but there are many factors that can try to constrict it. The large part of that can be ourselves because we are our own biggest critics. We tend to second guess ourselves and we tend to discourage ourselves in many different ways.” She continued, “With the help of amazing coaches encouraging us and helping us along and helping me really keep learning how to stick that balance between learning more efficient control, or framing your day, and allowing that passion that started this whole endeavor to come through and to come through strong.” See how Amy does this week on The Voice Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 P.M. EST/PST on NBC.