Former TCC Student Earns National Audition on NBC

Former TCC music student Patrick Thomas will make his debut Tuesday night, April 26, on NBC’s new show, “The Voice.” The show airs locally at 8 p.m. on KXAS-TV 5. Thomas, a sophomore studying economics and voice at Vanderbilt University, will be seen auditioning for the new show. (Video on NBC site will open in a new window.)

Thomas studied piano as an elementary student in Northeast Campus’ Preparatory Piano Department with piano instructor Anne Brown. He also was a dual piano student during his junior and senior years in high school with NE music instructor Karen Parsons.

Modeled after Holland’s top-rated vocal talent discovery show, “The Voice” is hosted by Carson Daly. It features four musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

According the show’s web site, it “features three stages of competition:  the first begins with the blind audition, then the competition enters into a battle phase, and finally, the live performance. The show’s casting team is working with the music industry and searching the country for the best singers to bring to the blind audition process. During the blind auditions, the decisions from the coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks.”

The show is unique in that the coaches initially only hear the artists’ voices  because their backs are turned to them during the performance.

 Way to go Patrick.  We’re proud of you!