Hello Sunday - 14 year olds Myla Finks and Chelsea Glover
- charmed “The Voice” season 17 audience with their sweet chemistry both on and off the stage making it to the semifinals before getting eliminated last week.
Though the R&B singers missed the finals, the friends were able to perform “Keep Me Hangin’ On” Tuesday night during the show finale.
Last last week, I spoke to them about their experience on the show. Here are some highlights.
How they met: As 12 year olds at Marietta's AGI Performing Arts School & Entertainment summer camp where a creative director paired them together. It wasn't an immediate fit since each was used to singing solo. Chelsea: "There wasn't an immediate connection. It was a little awkward at first."
Myla: "We eventually grew comfortable with each other." (The camp co-creator Natarsha Garcia is their manager.)
How they got on the show: "The Voice" producers saw them on Instagram and asked them to try out. Myla: "We were flattered. We didn't know they wanted singers as young as we were on the show."
Chelsea: "We didn't think we'd make it this far. Once we made it pass the first audition, we decided we'd try to go as far as we could."
Coach Kelly Clarkson
Myla: "It was a dream come true. She's just an amazing person, an amazing coach. She just makes you feel comfortable in awkward situations. She made the whole environment homey."
Chelsea: "he was great helping us pick song. She wanted us to not only do harmonies but showcase our individual voices and tones."
Myla: "Stone Cold. I felt like that song, me and Chelsea were able to show a completely different side of us and show our soft and sad side."
Chelsea: "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" is one of my favorite songs.
Plans after “The Voice”
Chelsea: "We first want to go back to our families and enjoy the holidays, In 2020, we want to jump in and record stuff, do videos, collaborate with other artists."
Myla: "We're in agreement on that."
Chelsea: "We want to make our own original music and see what the audience, what our generation likes."
Chelsea: "I wouldn't mind learning how to play the guitar and get back to piano."
Myla: "I think I just want to focus on singing and writing."
How they feel they can improve
Myla: "I think that I'm okay in all areas. I just want to get better in everything: singing, range, tone."
Chelsea: "I want to improve my range. I've started to realize I can hit higher notes. I need to work on my higher realm in my voice and experience different tone areas."
Expanding musical horizons
Myla: "We've both gotten into country music after hearing [finalist] Jake Hood and other amazing singers. It's hard not to jump around. It sounds so good!"
Chelsea: "Country reminds me of R&B and pop - just with a twang."
Chelsea: "People mix us up all the time."
Myla: "Chelsea will do two puffs. I'll do one or braids or something like that."
About the Author
Rodney Ho writes about entertainment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A native New Yorker, he has covered education at The Virginian-Pilot, small business for The Wall Street Journal and a host of beats at the AJC over 20-plus years.