When Radharani Martinez – better known by her stage name RADHA – belted out Jessie J’s “Mamma Knows Best” on the first day of on-air auditions for the hit TV show The Voice, judges Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton quickly responded. After Levine used his only block to keep Hudson from being a potential coach, RADHA chose him as her coach.
“He really fought for me, so now it all feels like being on Team Adam was meant to be,” RADHA recalls.
RADHA has been singing since age 4 and performing since sixth grade, and since The Voice premiered in 2011, she has dreamed of competing on its national stage. “Being here and physically seeing myself live my dreams is indescribable,” she says. RADHA is taking the fall semester off from her studies as a Television and Digital Media major to focus on The Voice.
Regardless of the final outcome, RADHA knows she is already a winner. “I’ve already gotten a taste of what it’s like in the ‘real world’ – the world I want to be a part of. The Voice has opened up parts of me I didn’t know existed.”