Destinee Quinn feels good about her chances on "The Voice" season 5 as one of Christina Aguilera's singing talents. AZCentral.com published an interview Sept. 25 the 20-year-old singer gave and she shared her feelings after choosing to be on Team Christina.
“She heard something in my voice that she thought she could work with,” Quinn said. “And I’m very excited because I feel like if you work with a country artist, you can’t really grow as much. I mean, Blake is amazing. He also didn’t turn around for me.”
Quinn sang her rendition of "Cowboy Take Me Away" by the Dixie Chicks. Cee Lo Green also turned his chair around when she sang the song, but Quinn said there was something about Christina's reaction that won her over. Who doesn't want to work with someone who shows such support and admiration for their talent?
"There’s something about her. Something about the fire in her eyes," Quinn continued. "When she turned around, she was excited to work with me and I want to work with someone who is passionate about me.”
Although Shelton didn't turn his chair around for "The Voice" season 5 hopeful, she said the way Christina expressed such enthusiasm for her talent, she would have chosen her over Shelton had he wanted her on his team.
“With Christina coaching me, I feel like I can go the distance. She’s gonna grow me and help me reach my full potential and bring out things in my voice that I don’t think I even know I’m capable of doing.”
The singer from Surprise, Ariz. was performing every Sunday at a biker bar called Hideaway Gril in Cave Creek. Her career is now taking a different turn as she moves further along in competition on "The Voice."
Destinee Quinn is one of a handful of early favorites to come out of the blind auditions.
"The Voice" season 5 airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC at 8 p.m., ET/PT.