The sun almost always shines in Los Angeles, but UCLA music student India Carney was in a “New York State of Mind” during the The Voice’s Blind Auditions, and her focused (as well as subtly resonant) performance of the Billy Joel classic gained her a coach in Christina Aguilera.
Her Battle Rounds performance with Clinton Washington was actually more of a real duet (Pharrell called it the best Battle of the season), as both singers showcased their abilities without sacrificing the true power of “Stay.”
“I never went into the battle thinking this is a competition and I need to beat Clinton,” says Carney. “Because that’s not how I wanted to look at it. I was excited to go into a performance with Clinton (and) sing a duet with him and find a way to make both of us shine.”
During the interview, India Carney gives us a preview of what to expect from her Knockouts performance. I also asked her if a bicoastal life is in the offing after she graduates UCLA.
The full interview w/ India Carney is below. For more info on Carney, check out her official Facebook page :
The Voice continues Knockouts on Tuesday, March 24 on NBC (8 pm et/pt)