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Alaska and Madi

Alaska and Madi are an American country-folk duo from Tulsa, Oklahoma who competed on season 6 of The Voice USA, mentored by Blake Shelton.

The duo consists of Alaska Holloway and Madi Metcalf.

BackgroundEdit

The girls first met when they were 11 and 12 years old in a singing group called American Kids. They became best friends and found that they enjoyed singing together.

Due to Madi having moved to Texas to attend college, the girls were considering ending their musical partnership when they decided to try out for the show.

The VoiceEdit

The girls tried out for the show singing "Barton Hollow" by the Civil Wars. Two coaches - Adam Levine and Blake Shelton- turned around for the girls, both impressed by what they heard. Despite Adam Levine's best efforts to convince them to be on his team, Alaska and Madi picked fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton to be their mentor.

Battle RoundsEdit

In this part of the part of the competition, the girls went up against fellow country singer Audra McLauglin on the Everly Brothers song "When Will I Loved". Agonizing over his decision, Blake Shelton choose Audra to move forward, a decision that didn't sit well with either Adam Levine or Usher.

Post The VoiceEdit

After their elimination, the girls released a statement via Twitter stating that they have no intention of breaking up and already have plans to work on an album. They released their version of the Dolly Parton classic "Jolene" on iTunes on March 28, 2014. They have also been busy performing at various gigs, the most recent being an appearence at the 2014 Boomtown Fireworks event where they sang the Naional Anthem.  

Their self-titled debut album, which features 5 original songs and 5 covers, was released in late 2014. The album is available through their official website. They also got the chance to perform at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas in March 2015. 

DiscographyEdit

Albums:

  • Alaska and Madi (2014)

Singles:

  • "Jolene" (2014)

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