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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Exclusive Interview With Vicci Martinez from NBC's The Voice


Photo Courtesy of Vicci Martinez Manager,
Beth Tallman. Credits: Photo by  Andrew
Zaeh,Wardrobe by  Wouri Vice, Makeup by
Janice Kinjo, Hair by Cynthia Alvarez
           UPDATE: Since the publication of this article Vicci has been voted one of the top 4 artists on The Voice!

View her killer performance of "The Dog Days Are Over" by CLICKING HERE!    

             June 22, 2011- Washington state has a new star blooming.  Tacoma native, Vicci Martinez, is a break out star on the NBC show The Voice.  This bluesey, soul, and folk singer, has an extremely powerful voice, that has the power to mesmerize you. Only 26, Vicci writes, sings and plays guitar with the touch of a veteran performer.  As her 12,700 + Facebook fans already know, Martinez has already opened for or shared the stage with notables such as Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, the Doobie Brothers, and Jonny Lang. She draws strong support from her family - and the memory of her father, who passed away five years ago.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW Vicci’s performance at Showbox Seattle, May28th, 2011

                 The Voice is a vocal competition series modeled after Holland's top-rated vocal talent discovery show, "The Voice of Holland." Hosted by Carson Daly, the show features four musician coaches: Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who will coach only the most talented vocalists.  The show's innovative format 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.  (CLICK HERE TO VIEW The Voice official website here)

           Martinez made it through the blind audition brilliantly, and entered the competition on on coach CeeLo Green’s “team”.  Martinez’s spot on The Voice is a singers dream, she receives coaching, direction and instruction from one of the industries absolute best. CeeLo is a singer, songwriter, producer, and popular TV host.  And, there is no doubt that Cee Lo is a force to be reckoned with, within the music industry. He is best known for his hits "Crazy" and "Forget You," the endlessly inventive Cee Lo Green has spent his career pushing hip-hop and soul's creative envelope. CeLoo was the genius behind her memorable and beautiful performance of Jolene.  (CLICK HERE TO VIEW CeeLo’s Biography)



CLICK HERE TO VIEW Vicci’s performance on, The Voice, of Jolene

Recently, I had the awesome opportunity to a short, but exclusive interview with Vicci Martinez and one of her managers, Beth Tallman. Here’s what they had to say!

Maile:  Vicci, I am absolutely honored to interview you for my Girl Power Hour, Celebrity Buzz Blog. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me! I have a few questions for you and a few for your agent Beth Tallman. First, congratulations on your success on NBC’s The Voice, what is it like singing for the cameras? Are you camera shy?

Vicci Martinez: “It’s ok, I think I get more nervous singing in front of Christina [Aguilera]”
Maile: Beth, being a manager is a lot like being a Mother. What is it like to watch Vicci on TV? Do you get nervous watching her live?

Beth Tallman: “Completely!!  She looks so relaxed and I will need a manicure after this, I’m so nervous!”

Photo Courtesy of Vicci Martinez Manager,
 Beth Tallman. Credits: Photo by  Andrew
Zaeh, Wardrobe by  Wouri Vice,
Makeup by Janice Kinjo, Hair by Cynthia Alvarez
Maile: Beth, as one of Vicci’s managers, what has been your favorite part about watching Vicci on The Voice?

Beth Tallman: “Knowing that finally America is getting the opportunity to see the amazing talent that the team that has worked with her over the years, has known all along.”

Maile: Vicci, have you watched your show? What is it like to see yourself on TV?

Vicci Martinez: “Different, but really cool. It’s cool to see how they edit things!”

Maile: Vicci is very popular on Twitter. I noticed that not only is she trending in the Tacoma / Seattle area, but nationally and even globally! What role do you think social media plays for her and her success on the show?

Beth Tallman: “That is a huge part of what I do.  Social media is today’s water cooler.  It is where people go to talk about what is happening.  That being said, first and foremost, it is about talent!!  What Vicci does on stage doesn’t translate on social media, but what she does to people when she performs, does!!  That is what people tweet, hash and message about, how she makes them feel and what her music means to them.”

Maile: Thanks Beth, I certainly enjoy tweeting Vicci as well from my own Twitter account! Vicci,  once the show is done filming, what are you most excited to see Vicci accomplish?

Beth Tallman:  “I hope that she will have the opportunities to fulfill her dreams, tour, make the music that she wants and transform people’s lives.  Music has that ability and certainly Vicci can do that, she already has.”

 Maile: Vicci, what are you looking forward to doing once you are done filming for The Voice?

Vicci Martinez: “Touring and working on a record.”

Maile:  I have to admit, I just love your outfits and styling on the show, you always look great! Do you have a stylist on the show or do you pick your own attire?

Vicci Martinez: “Yes we do have a stylist, Erin Hirsh...she's great!”

Maile: Thank you so much for letting me talk to you. I write for a Celebrity Blog, tell me a little bit about what it’s like working with music industry leaders like Cristina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Carson Daly and CeeLo? Were you star struck when you first met them?

Vicci Martinez: “Yes I was starstruck, but after being around them so much, it’s been ok.”

Maile: Thank you again Vicci, for talkin to me. Beth, if you had to give Vicci advice in just three words what would you say? “

Beth Tallman: “Enjoy The Ride”

            Make sure to check out  Vicci Martinez for now on NBC’s The Voice,  The Performance Show airs Tuesdays at 9/8 c and the Results Show airs Wednesdays at 8/7c.  Fans can also follow Vicci Martinez on her official sites on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OfficialVicciMartinez and on Twitter @VicciMartinez.  She is represented by Beth Tallman and Miki Mulvehill of Under The Radar Music Group & Heart and Soul Artist Management. (http://www.heartandsoulartistmanagement.com/ and http://www.utrmusicgroup.com/)  Her website is http://www.viccimartinez.com/ and fans can view her ReverbNation Profile at www.reverbnation.com/viccimartinez.

Have a comment about my blog leave one below or Email me at Maile@CabralEdwardsManagement.com.

Maile is a founding partner of Cabral Edwards Management, C.E.M.  She blogs for Girl Power Hour (http://www.girlpowerhour.com/) managing their Celeb Buzz Seattle blog. Her bi-monthly GPH blogs will not only focus on celebrities, but on their passions and the positive impact they have on the world. She will be covering female celebrities of all kinds that visit the Seattle and Pacific Northwest area.  Cabral Edwards Management is a Celebrity booking & event management company. Follow her on twitter at @MailePRMedia @CEMManagement and @SeattleCelebBuz.

3 comments:

  1. OHH She is Great! She rocked it last night! LOVED the hair and her AMAZING voice!
    Nice Job Maile!

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  2. Thanks Lika! She is really a very cute girl. I hope she wins The Voice and I can't wait to see her live in the Tacoma / Seattle area someday!

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