OKLAHOMA CITY– Thousands of aspiring singers with dreams of super-stardom in their eyes shuffled into the Chesapeake Arena for auditions for NBC’s wildly popular show, The Voice.
The warm and muggy weather brought out people wearing everything from hot pants, to high heels, cowboy hats, to leather vests, skinny jeans, mini skirts as well as a rainbow of hair colors.
People could be heard singing and rehearsing throughout the long line wrapped around Chesapeake Arena. “Ultimately I’d love to win. There are a lot of great voices out here, and it’s going to be a great experience. I want to learn a lot and its fun,” said Toddrick Hunt, a handsome young singer from Amarillo, Texas.
“I’m really excited to get in there and show everybody what I got. I hope it goes well and I hope to go far. It’s going to be a great experience,” added Sarah Glynn, a teenager from south central Texas.
Many of the singers brought along family, friends and supporters to encourage and motivate them. “This is a great day. Toddrick was brought up in the church saving and singing. We thank God for the opportunity. ” said Todd Hunt, Toddrick’s father and a pastor in Amarillo.
“I’m proud of her, whether she makes it or not,” said Dan Glynn, Sarah’s father.
“I told her to give it 150% and hold your head high and hopefully she’ll make it through,” he added.
People traveled from Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee and other states for this rare opportunity to audition for The Voice. The Voice returns to NBC this fall.