Welcome Ainae Nelson

We’re joined on the Starline by a 21 year old on a mission in NBC’s “The Voice” She’s a singer-songwriter from Washington D.C.  We welcome Ainae.

Ainae, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You’re a proud member of #TeamKelly but before your blind audition, which coach were you hoping would turn for you?

What made you audition for “The Voice”?

And there is always those little signs in your life. As a student for Howard University, you’ve been supported by the campus. Talk about the love your friends and university that have passion for you and have supported you on this adventure.

What moves you and inspires you about music?

When Kelly turned, what went through your mind? Part of you screaming internally YES!!

How has the last year, pandemic in quarantine change you?

Ainae’s goals

Let’s talk about that. The emotions of being on the show can be nearly overwhelming. You have your goals and the expectations of your family and friends. How does your family and friends help ground you on your journey?

I’m glad to see records on the wall behind you. You obviously love music. Which singers influenced you on your path?

If you could describe your musical style in a couple of words, what would they be?

You’re a proud member of Alpha Kappa Psi, how has this road trying to become a brand name changed the way you see yourself?

Jolene & High School

Tell me about your love of the Dolly Parton hit Jolene?

How did you survive Pallotti and what are your favorite moments from High School?

Do you believe in writing lyrics or finding the music first?

You’re part of this incredible fraternity of singers that have actually made The Voice. What do you want to take, win or lose, from this experience on “The Voice”?

Talk about the other friends you have met on #TeamKelly and how you will continue to be there for each other way after the show is over?

Is there someone you have bonded with that has become a new friend with that you could collaborate with from all of The Voice contestants?

Who’s your best friend and how do they feel now that you’re a television superstar?

The Rockin’ 8:

Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.

There is no Pressure.

1. Favorite class at Howard?

2. Secret obsession? Which movie?

3. Favorite memory

4. Favorite thing for dinner

5. From all the albums you have, what’s your favorite album

6. How many tattoos do you have?

7. Song you sing in the shower?

8. When you close your eyes what do you see?

What do you have to say to all of your fans?

The Wrap:

She loves ribs, Amy Winehouse and her dad learned to play the guitar so he could play Jolene. From NBC’s The Voice we thank Ainae for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

Listen to other conversations with artists from “The Voice” here

Find out more about Ainae here

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