Rolling Stone magazine has tapped local singer Casey Weston as a potential standout on NBC’s “The Voice.”
Weston, an 18-year-old Gulf Coast High graduate, is one of 16 remaining in the singing competition that pits teams picked by celebrity coaches. Yet fans of Weston will have to wait another week to hear the country crooner.
Weston told the Daily News that Adam Levine’s team, which she is part of, is not singing again until June 14th. The eight contestants with coaches Blake Shelton and Christina Aguliera are slated to sing on tonight’s first live broadcast (9 p.m.).
The final 16 will be whittled down to eight as the fans get to vote for one member of each team and the coach will also pick one contestant to move on.
Levine, the lead singer for Maroon 5, picked Weston over Tim Mahoney after the duo sang Stevie Nicks’ and Don Henley’s “Leather & Lace.”
Rolling Stone writer Mallika Rao picked Levine’s team featuring Weston as the one to beat.
“(Levine’s) judiciousness and "wheeler dealer schmeeler" tactics have landed him with arguably the strongest team of the bunch, a crew of honey-voiced guys and a potential standout in Casey Weston.” Roa wrote. “Casey may talk like Minnie Mouse, but get that girl on stage and she's all Stevie Nicks.”
Weston graduated from Gulf Coast High on Friday and flew to Los Angeles to prepare for the June 14 show.
Check out Sunday's Daily News for an indepth look at Weston.