The voice isn’t Camila Cabello’s first singing competition, and she won’t let anyone forget it. Season 22 marks the first time the “Havana” singer has been on the coaching panel, but she’s had first-hand experience as she competes The X Factor USA when she was a teenager. One of their most common tactics to recruit teammates The voice to talk about her experiences — so much so that she inspired a new drinking game. Here’s more about Camila Cabello and how The x factor helped her get settled The voice.
Fans of girl group Fifth Harmony are probably very familiar with the Cuban-born singer’s journey The x factor United States of America. But for those who don’t know, Camila Cabello auditioned The x factor In 2012 when she was just 15 because she was hoping to meet Harry Styles. She was eliminated during boot camp in Miami, Florida, but was called back to form a group with four other artists – later known as Fifth Harmony.
Fifth Harmony made it to the finals The x factor and ended up in third place. After the show, Cabello continued to release music and tour with the group through 2016. She decided to pursue a solo career, releasing hits like “Havana,” “Señorita,” and “Bam Bam.” Now she continues to share the knowledge she gained on her journey with her team The voice.
During the blind auditions of The voice In season 22, which ended October 10, Cabello often used her experience in singing competitions to encourage artists to join her team. She’s said something along the lines of “I’ve been to a singing competition before” dozens of times, adding that she can help singers get over their competitive nerves. The tactic worked in some cases, but even Cabello realized how often she brought it up.
“Take a shot every time you hear me say that on this show,” she once joked.
Cabello’s fellow coaches Blake Shelton, John Legend and Gwen Stefani have often poked fun at Cabello for the constant reminders. They feigned shock when she brought it up The x factor.
However, in Cabello’s defense, experience gives her a slight advantage. She previously opened up about her “unique perspective” in an interview with Extra. The voice Season 22 has started.
“I was put through the wringer so early,” she said. “For example, imagine you’re 15: ‘Now sing for America!’ … That’s why I basically twist my brain like a pretzel to say, ‘How can I not make this situation scary?’ It’s like, ‘Because I had to.’”
Cabello’s “drinking game” reminds us of her previous coach, Kelly Clarkson. Last season, Shelton and Ariana Grande started their own game because Clarkson liked to use one word — “navigate.” Like Cabello, she often reminded artists that she knew how to “navigate” a competition like this.
“I think Kelly’s trying to ‘navigate’ herself into a thesaurus,” Legend joked at the time, per Entertainment Tonight.
Fans can get in the mood for the battles The voice Season 22 beginning October 11 to see how many more Camila Cabello shows up The x factor. New episodes of The voice airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC, with streaming the next day on Peacock.
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