Oswego Singer Nabs Last Spot On The Voice
Gary Carpentier of Oswego lost his composure when Adam Levine turned his chair wrapping up the blind auditions of The Voice.
Gary Carpentier was overcome with tears when the only coach with a spot left on their team turned. Yes, he's on Team Adam and going for the win. Talk about accolades, Adam says 'It was this smooth rich tone, and it was butter, and it was perfect and it was so good." He then tells Gary “You get to go home knowing that you were the guy that I sat here all day, driving everyone crazy waiting for.”
Talk about accolades, Adam says 'It was this smooth rich tone, and it was butter, and it was perfect and it was so good." He then jokes with Gary and thanks him “You get to go home knowing that you were the guy that I sat here all day, driving everyone crazy waiting for.”
His audition must have been more difficult than all the others. Think about it, three teams were full, and there was only one spot left. The Voice producers saved the best for last that's for sure. He should be so proud. He did it. He got on The Voice.
Oswego County News Now reports that Gary sent off his video audition singing Paula Abdul’s "Straight Up" and he quickly heard back from the show. Several tryouts later he was cast in the blind auditions.
The son of Mark and Lori, Carpentier played a number of sports while growing up in Oswego, including baseball, basketball, volleyball and swimming. He has three younger brothers: Richie, Kevin and Jimmy.
...Oswego County News Now
Gary tells Oswego County News Now that he's been singing since five years old but throughout school, he was more focused on baseball. He started to seriously consider music at 19 or 20 years old, and friends were pushing him to play an open mic night at Old City Hall where he ended up meeting the host John McConnell.
“The next thing I know I was going with John almost every weekend and playing his breaks in places like Rochester and Syracuse,” Carpentier said. “Just playing 30-minute sets all around and learning new songs.”
...Oswego County News Now
Gary's not the only CNY contestant this year. We're also rooting for 16-year-old Latham native Moriah Formica who got a four-chair turn for "Crazy on You" and chose Team Miley. This girl has it going on, at her young age she's already opened for the Stryper and sang on his most recent album which BTW reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart.
We can't wait for the battle rounds on The Voice Monday, October 16th on NBC at 8 pm.