Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts

YouTube video lands Utah teen on ‘The Voice’
Television » Madilyn Paige makes it past the blind auditions, joins Usher’s team.
First Published Feb 26 2014 04:05 pm • Last Updated Feb 27 2014 04:17 pm

Madilyn Paige put a video on YouTube, and now she’s in the top 48 on NBC’s "The Voice."

And, yes, it was pretty much that easy for the 16-year-old from Provo, who said she’s "mostly performed in local competitions."

At a glance


“The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on NBC/Ch. 5. Utahn Madilyn Paige’s next appearance has not yet been scheduled.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

"I was in a competition called Vocal Sport, and I posted my video on YouTube," she said. "I guess ‘The Voice’ just got ahold of it."

The show’s talent scouts contacted her through Vocal Sport.

"I went and had a private audition," Paige said. "It was really surprising. I have a smaller channel. It was just really sudden. I didn’t think that doing one performance could lead to such a huge opportunity.

"It was really amazing. And the fact that they saw my video when there are millions of videos on YouTube."

Of course, Paige still had to impress the judges on "The Voice." Which she did. Just not the judge she wanted to impress — Adam Levine.

On "The Voice," the first round of the competition is the blind auditions. The hopefuls perform while the four judges face away from them; if a judge is interested in selecting the hopeful to join his/her team, he/she hits a button and turns the chair around to face the singer. If more than one judge hits that button, the singer chooses among them.

"Honestly, once I was actually on the spot," Paige said, "I really didn’t care who it was as long as I got someone to turn."

As she performed "Titanium" on the show that aired on Tuesday, Usher turned his chair around first, and Shakira followed.

story continues below
story continues below

"I think what really swayed me between Usher and Shakira was when Usher said he was going to stick with me and he was going to be there by my side and help me in my career. And that really stuck out to me.

"And he also talked about helping me improve with my performance, and that’s something I’ve really been wanting to improve on."

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.