Exclusive: India Carney Lives For “The Voice” Collaborations

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.”

THE VOICE -- "Battle Rounds"  -- Pictured: (l-r) Clinton Washington, India Carney -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)
THE VOICE — “Battle Rounds” — Pictured: (l-r) Clinton Washington, India Carney — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

“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)

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