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Xenia

Xenia Edith Martinez (born December 17, 1994), better known professionally as Xenia, is an American singer from Chula Vista, California who finished in the semi finals on season 1 of the Voice USA. Her mentor was Blake Shelton.

BackgroundEdit

Born in Chula Vista, California and raised in nearby Temecula, Xenia is the middle of five children. She learned how to play guitar at age 6 and can also play piano and harmonica. She attended Great Oak High School but was later home-schooled.

When Xenia tried out for the Voice, none of her friends knew that she could sing.

The VoiceEdit

Xenia tried out for the Voice by singing "Breakeven" by The Script. Two coaches- Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green- turned around for her. She chose Shelton, who saw something special in her, as her mentor.

With Blake Shelton as her mentor, Xenia flourished, showcasing her strong vocals on songs like "Price Tag" by Jessie J. and "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" by The Script. She and eventual runner-up Dia Frampton even got to join thier mentor Blake Shelton on stage at his concert in Cincinnati and sang his hit single "Honey Bee" with him.

Xenia finished in the semi finals.

Post The VoiceEdit

Signed to Republic Records, Xenia released her debut EP, Sing You Home, on December 20, 2011. The title track was released as a single. The song's music video and her strong voice even attracted the attention of singers such as Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber, who shared it on their YouTube channels. However, she was later dropped by the label.

Xenia also got to sing on mentor Blake Shelton's Christmas album, Cheers, It's Christmas, by dueting with him on the song "Silver Bells".

Xenia's second EP, Artemisa, which is named after her grandmother, was released independently in 2014.

DiscographyEdit

EPs:

  •  Sing You Home (2011)
  •  Artemisa (2014)

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