Staff Sgt. Jeremy Gaynor, a member of the West Point Band, will be featured on NBC’s “The Voice” during one of its three remaining “blind audition” shows. According to the network, the episodes are scheduled to air March 2, 3, and 9.
In what has become a core element of the show, the blind audition consists of the singing hopefuls performing to the backs of the celebrity judges (Christian Aguilera, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton) with the aim to have one of them push a button, turn their chair around and face them. An action that signifies that they’ve been selected for further consideration.
If none of the judges turn their chairs, the singer goes home.
Gaynor, from Tampa, Florida, was a gospel singer before enlisting in 2009. Before he became a fixture in the West Point band in 2010, he made the cut in 2010 for the globetrotting Soldier Show – a tour put on by the Army Entertainment Detachment.
Last season’s “The Voice” featured the seventeen-year-old daughter of Col. Ed Salaz, Bryana Salaz. She made it past the blind audition round and onto judge Gwen Stefani’s team before before being knocked out in the “live playoff” round.