Two years ago, Collin McLoughlin began his studies in the Music Business Graduate Program, working on his music on the side. After a year of studying and making connections, McLoughlin took a leave of absence to devote himself to his music.
We are happy to say that McLoughlin did exactly what he set out to do during his leave of absence from the MUBG program. On the September 18th episode of NBC’s “The Voice,” McLoughlin performed Cat Stevens’ “Wild World” in his blind audition. Three of the four judges wanted him on their teams, and McLoughlin chose Adam Levine, coach of Season One winner Javier Colon. McLoughlin’s audition performance on “The Voice” went to #7 on iTunes.
Most recently, McLoughlin faced elimination in the Battle Round, the stage in which contestants go head-to-head in a duet with a teammate, and the coach is forced to eliminate one of his or her own players. Although McLoughlin lost his battle and was eliminated by Levine, thanks to the newly added “Steal” component, McLoughlin was saved: he was stolen by Blake Shelton, resident country star and coach of Season Two winner Jermaine Paul. Next week is the Knockout Round; those who survive will advance to the live show.
Check out McLoughlin’s Official “The Voice” page to see photos, blog posts and videos of his performance. “The Voice” airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:00pm EST on NBC.