BWW Interview: Sasha Allen Talks THE VOICE Knock Out Round
On Monday night's The Voice on NBC, Broadway's own Sasha Allen knocked out the competition in a fierce battle round showdown. Her stunning version of Etta James' "At Last" brought judge Shakira to her feet and enabled her to defeat fellow teammate Shawna P.
Allen spoke by phone yesterday to share her thoughts on Monday night's round of competition!
Sasha, obviously Shakira was super impressed with your performance - she talked about getting goose bumps. Did losing the battle round the prior week give you any sort of extra motivation or incentive to come out and perform as well as we saw you perform last night?
I guess - I mean it sucks to lose. And so, you know, for the next time you want to do your best. I think it's - it was a little nicer that we got to choose our own songs, songs that we were really comfortable with. You know, songs that we felt really good singing.
And I think that that is what helps find you through - you know, you're really happy with what you have. And so you can really sing at your best because you chose it.
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET) on NBC.
Sasha Allen has been a backing vocalist for Grammy winners Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, John Legend, and pop star Leona Lewis. She portrayed "Dionne" in the Tony Award-winning revival of the hit Broadway show Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical at the Al Hirschfield Theatre in New York City, and continued with the original American cast to the Gielgud Theatre on the West End in London.
Currently, she is working with acclaimed choreographer and director Bill T. Jones on his new musical, Superfly, produced by renowned record executive Tommy Mottola, the Mottola Group, and the Dodgers.