When Jim and Sasha Allen make it up Voice Live Shows, they made history because Sasha was the first openly transgender singer in the NBC series to make it through the Round for all of the show’s 21 seasons. Now, the duo from Newtown, Conn., has taken another step into the Top 10!
Sasha revealed that he was transgender while they were packing for the blind audition, and he said Parade.com that it is a decision that requires thought and consideration.
“It was really a difficult decision to make because you are showing a very vulnerable part of yourself in front of millions and millions of people,” says Sasha, who transitioned while in high school. “But [last week during fan week], seeing everyone’s support and reactions and how it impacted people really shows that it was a worthy and right decision even though it was a difficult decision to make. presently “.
Because the Voice fan week, which is when fans choose songs for their favorite artists to sing, Jim and Sasha were awarded Creedence Clearwater Revival“Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” and both father and son were pleased with the pick, even though they fell to second place in Tuesday’s elimination.
“’Have You Ever Seen the Rain’ is a song that’s been on the list of songs we’ve wanted to play on the show for a long time,” said Sasha. Parade.com. “We’ve played it before Voice even a thing in our lives. We were delighted when we received it. It’s a song we already know; it was a song that we had an idea to arrange. I’m really surprised at how much fans hit nails in the head.”
And Jim added, “I love the fact that it coincides with the first moment on the show when we were able to really bring the band closer. This is the best song, and we love playing with those guys. It is just great fun. ”
They couldn’t be too happy with the results, though. So on Tuesday, the father/son duo sang Jason Mraz“I Won’t Give Up” for Instant Luu and what could be their last performance on Voice, but they made it to the US Top 10.
Before getting the results, Sasha told their coach, Ariana Grande and an audience of transgender kids watching, “The most important part of this experience is knowing you. You have been my greatest gift life. You are an amazing person. I love you so many, so much. You have been so influential to me and mine Music and we. I cherish these moments with you. For all the transgender kids out there who still think there’s no way out, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. “
Here’s our interview with Jim and Sasha Allen:
When you complete the program, will you take a break or go straight into career mode?
Sasha: I’m not good at handling an overwhelming and demanding schedule, that’s all. But even with that being the case, I want this to be my life non-stop. No breaks. When we finally get home, whether we win or not, I definitely want this to be my life and my career. And I want my life to be crazy and revolve around music and singing and performing and I want to be tired all the time and do things, so whenever we leave the show, I plans to move to LA and work to the fullest, without a break. .
Jim: I love it.
How will your tour be different from what you did in the program?
Sasha: That element will be original music, which we haven’t done on the show yet. We’re both musicians and I feel like that’s going to be a really important element of it.
What will you take with you when you leave? Voice?
Sasha: Aside from the friends I’ve made here and how those relationships have developed me as an artist, from this whole experience, I think I’ve learned that I’m capable of more. what i think. I can do more musically and vocally than I ever give myself. I still have the fake syndrome that I don’t really have to be here. But it taught me that you have to get that out of your mind because I am where I am. We’ve made it here and we’ve worked hard to be here. I’ve been pushed out of my comfort zone a lot in this program, but it has helped me grow a lot, so I’m going to learn the lesson so I can do it and I don’t have to feel insecure about his voice.
Jim: I can’t say much more, but I will also realize that in life the most unlikely things can happen and suddenly, in an unexpected season, all your dreams begin come true in ways you couldn’t have planned, but sort of holding onto some version and that feeling of joy, having that dream followed us here. It brought us here together. I’m here as a performer, but I’m here with Sasha and it’s special.
If you made it to the finale, who would be your dream artist that you’d like to perform with?
Sasha: Taylor Swift.
Jim: Stevie wondered.
Do you want to win? Voice?
Sasha: We are definitely in it to win. We wanted to win it but at the same time, we felt like we won. It’s a really relaxing feeling to walk into each performance and do everything related to the show, it feels like we’re on top of the world. We felt like we were on the opposite side and on the greatest journey of our lives. Having made it to this point, it feels like we’ve won. I can’t imagine what it feels like to be the last one standing, but at the same time, it’s weird because I’m rooting all my teammates, and I’m rooting all teams other and I can’t help but do it because they’re all the greatest I’ve ever met, so it’s not like a competition and it never was.
Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
https://parade.com/1300548/paulettecohn/sasha-allen-the-voice/ Sasha Allen is the first transgender artist to enter the top 10 of The Voice (2021)