HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - "The Voice" is down to the final 12 contestants in season 10. Four of them talked to Grace Lee live via satellite on Sunrise about their experience on the show so far.
Shalya Fearing brought the house down with her rendition of "Listen" during the live playoffs. They 16-year-old said she thought about the meaning behind the lyrics while she was performing, hoping that would make her version more emotional. Grace was also excited that Shalya had retweeted her message that she had the best performance of the night.
Bryan Bautista had a sultry version of "Pillowtalk" that was popular with the live crowd. After his song, the coaches made note of the screaming fans and asked him if he had a girlfriend. Grace asked him if he hesitated before answering "Yes." Bryan was taken off-guard by the question, laughed and said it was because he was surprised by it, much like he was surprised by the question this time.
Owen Danoff was saved by his coach Adam Levine in the final seconds of the show. His father wrote the famous 1970's hits "Country Roads" and "Afternoon Delight". Grace asked him if his father had offered him any advice during his journey on the show. Owen said that the two talk about the industry a lot. but his dad, Bill Danoff, pointed out that the industry is so different now than it was when he was in the Starlight Vocal Band. Owen also said that it's been great that his father has been so supportive during all of this.
Mary Sarah, team Blake was asked about her experience recording with country greats Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. She said that she's been fortunate to have some great mentors in her life, including Blake Shelton, but she feels like she's still growing as an artist.