NBC’s The Voice is back, and with only one episode behind us, the country music community is already celebrating a potential victory for Team Blake Shelton this year. The promise lies in the hands of twenty-year-old Texan, Mary Sarah, who is far from an amateur when it comes to performing.
Since the age of nine, Mary Sarah has been involved with music, ranging from singing at church to performing as a Kidz Bop tour member. However, it was with her album, Bridges, that the young girl with the old soul began to truly raise eyebrows in country music. The album includes duets with Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, Neil Sedaka, the late Ray Price, and more, and garnered much deserved respect for Mary Sarah from industry peers and fans.
So, when Mary Sarah took The Voice stage last night for the first episode of Season 10 and began to sing Connie Francis‘s “Where the Boys Are” from 1960, the shoe fit perfectly and Cinderella was officially at the ball. By the end of her performance, all four chairs had turned around, with each coach hoping to get Mary Sarah on his/her team. Ultimately the country music sweetheart ended up right where she belongs — on Team Blake — and “Mary Sarah” deservedly became a nationwide household name in an instant.
We were there with Mary Sarah and her family for a private watch party last night, and, of course, we couldn’t resist capturing the once in a lifetime moment on camera. Watch Mary Sarah watching her “Blinds” audition below!
Watch Mary Sarah’s The Voice audition that got the four chair turnaround here!