Houston singers audition for 'The Voice'

More than 3,500 hopeful singers waited in line for hours to get chance to sing

By Courtney Gilmore - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - Hundreds came out to audition for the 4th season of NBC's top rated show "The Voice" on Saturday in Houston.

Auditions were held from 7am to 6pm at Reliant Center, and more than 3,500 hopeful singers waited in line for hours to get a chance to sing.

"I'm nervous, and excited, and anxious," said singer Adrienne Smothers. "I'm really excited to have a chance to show off my voice. That's all I need is a chance."

Many of the singers in line said they knew their voice would earn them a chance to go to Hollywood.

"I can feel my soul stirring when I sing. It's a feeling that is hard for me to describe," said Devin Walker. "It's what I was made to do, sing."

"I was bullied my whole life," said MC Solomon. "Now that I'm an older teenager, I feel like I have to represent and let people know we can do this."

The talent show, which prides itself on focusing on the vocal talent of an artist, has begun a cross country search for dynamic singers. Auditions have been held in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and now Houston.

"I love the show because you actually have people going straight off of their talents and God's given ability," said Danielle Duvall.

According to the program manager, one to four percent will go through into the next round and sing in front of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and newcomers Usher and Shakira.

After the Houston auditions, "The Voice" will head to New York next week.

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