Fans of the hit NBC show “The Voice” now have a chance to get a more up close and personal with their favorite crooners as the reality show hits the road with “The Voice Tour.”
The 31-date tour, which kicked off last month in San Antonio, is coming to Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on July 29 and will feature recent winner Josh Kaufman, top finalists and some popular past artists.
One of the voices is pop powerhouseChristina Grimmie, a Sherman Oaks resident who finished in third place in season six. The New Jersey native first gained fame through her YouTube postings, amassing more than 2.5 million subscribers, which led to touring with singer Selena Gomez before she took the stage on “The Voice.” Her rendition of Miley Cyrus' “Wrecking Ball” caught the ears of all the judges — Usher, Shakira, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine — who vied for her as their protege.
The 20-year-old, who chose Levine as her mentor/coach, said the entire experience was unforgettable.
“It all was absolutely insane and humbling at the same time,” Grimmie said. “I've been on tour as an opening act, but now to be part of headlining a tour is cool.”
In addition to singing “Wrecking Ball” on the show, Grimmie also sang covers of “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry, “I Won't Give Up” by Jason Mraz and “Can't Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley. Will she be performing those same covers for the tour? Grimmie didn't want to give away any spoilers.
“I will be doing a couple of songs I'm known for from the show,” she said with a chuckle. “Really, though, this has been such an incredible experience. I give all the praise to the Lord and I feel incredibly blessed.”
Although she thoroughly enjoyed “The Voice,” she said being a part of “The Voice Tour” has been different.
“I'm having so much fun. There's no drama with anyone. We all get along,” Grimmie said.
After the tour, Grimmie plans to release another album.
“The songs are written,” she said. “But right now, it's the tour. I hope people come out in Los Angeles because what you saw on television was great, but watching it in person is more mind-blowing.''
In addition to Grimmie, others featured in the show are season six winner Kaufman, runner-up Jake Worthington and contestants Kristen Merlin and Jake Barker; season five winner Tessanne Chin, runner-up Jacquie Lee and third-place contestant Will Champlin; and first season runner-up Dia Frampton.
The tour wraps up Aug. 2 in Redmond, Wash. It's interactive and, in some cases, fans are able to watch and vote on the blind auditions of three local singers. Fans can even feel like part of the show and take photos in a signature red chair that will be on-site
The audience also will get a chance to see never-before-seen surprise duets and group numbers with contestants from different seasons of the show.