Air Force Staff Sergeant Angie Johnson is getting her big shot on NBC’s singing competition The Voice, mostly because of a YouTube video that featured her singing Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” with Air National Guard band Sidewinder on a tour of Iraq and Afghanistan last summer.
The Voice host Carson Daly saw the video (along with over a million other people) and decided to track her down on Twitter. That led to an invitation to audition on Sunday night’s program.
Angie displayed some excellent strategic skills: she knew that judge Cee-Lo Green is a big Pat Benatar fan, so the singer chose Benatar’s “Heartbreaker” as her audition tune. Cee-Lo bit and she’s joined his team for the new season.
Not only did she get chosen by the “F— You” guy, she got some props from the other judges: “”I can die happy now that Christina Aguilera said I had great pitch. And Adam Levine said I was attractive.”
NBC probably hopes Johnson can bring some of the same ratings and performance magic we saw with eventual champion J.R. Martinez on Dancing With the Stars.
You can check out the original “Rolling in the Deep video over on SpouseBuzz.