Welcome Zania Alakè
We’re joined on the Starline by a member of Season 20 of NBC’s “The Voice”. The Detroit native was wanted by both John Legend & Kelly Clarkson during the blind auditions. We welcome Zania Alakè.
Zania, let’s go Beyond the Mic before performance arts high school & music education through college growing up your momma put you right in the spotlight with concerts from your kitchen with your sister. What was it like to grow up with music as a passion for your entire family?
So you got it full at the beginning
You have a dual personality. By day you’re a full time banker, by night a mom and in an Anita Baker tribute show. How do you keep the fine line the balance between fun and family?
When you were on Super Singer back in 2017 did you think you would be where you are today?
When was the moment that you found out, the call came through you were going through to the blind auditions. Can you share with us that moment? What was going through your mind?
Now how proud are your siblings Sansa & Ra, friends, family and the Detroit community of your accomplishments so far?
What did your mom and dad think with their passion for performing? Especially how big a stage this is…
How has music changed the way you see yourself?
So when you came home today, what song was going through your mind right now?
Which Detroit musicians who you look up to?
So when Anita actually tweeted at you and wanted to see your performance, what went through your mind?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the fast fire Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Would you rather take a long train ride or car ride?
2. Favorite smell?
3. What 3 things would you leave in a time capsule to be opened in 50 years?
4. What is one thing you wouldn’t do for all the money in the world? Where’s that line in the sand for you?
5. Who makes you happy with just a smile?
6. What song will you always turn it up on the radio while driving and start singing?
7. What one thing makes you proud about each of your children?
8. Bankers are known not to have any personality, what profession is even worse than bankers?
The Back Half:
You get to work with John Legend and Brandy. When Brandy does through the door, did your jaw drop? Where did your mind go?
How many days did you wait to audition?
How do you see the competition?
You’ve done voice-over work for a web series, how has your time on The Voice helped you for your future?
As you continue on your musical path, who are the performers on “The Voice” that you formed tight bonds with and want to work with in the future?
What’s the one thing you didn’t expect from your time on “The Voice”?
Win or lose, what will you take from this experience?
You’ve said “a lot of times I don’t feel (beautiful) about myself. This is something I struggle with a lot.” How has your confidence changed since when you said that 3 years ago?
What’s your next project?
She always jams with Victoria Monet, would rather take a long train ride and wants to work with Cam Anthony & Pia Renee in the future. We wish Zania Alakè from NBC’s “The Voice” all the luck in the world. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
Other episode with artists from The Voice:
Zania’s Battle Victory:
Her Battle versus Durrell :
Her blind audition: