Raise Your Glass: March 2015 Beat India Carney Places Fifth on The Voice Season 8 / by Peter LaBerge

By Peter LaBerge, Founder & Editor-in-Chief

            Last night, Brooklyn-based talent India Carney placed fifth on the eighth season of The Voice, as a member of Christina Aguilera's "Team Xtina." Before that, however, she spoke with Founder & Editor-in-Chief Peter LaBerge as the March 2015 Beat Converses Feature.

            Carney auditioned for the acclaimed show earlier this year, as a senior Voice major at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a high school senior at the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, Carney was recognized as a 2011 YoungArts Winner for Voice and Theatre, and was ultimately named a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

            We at Adroit are so sorry to see India go -- we tweeted and voted and re-tweeted until our fingers popped off! We'll be following her next moves vigilantly through social media, and suggest you do the same. For now, however, I've taken the liberty of assembling three truly jawdropping India performances; if you haven't found her music, better late than never!

            Let us know what you think in the comments below. We can't wait to hear!


#3: "Big White Room" by Jessie J (Knockouts)

No explanation necessary, because Jessie J tweeted about it.


#2: "New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel (Audition)

Where it all began.


#1: "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson (Top 5)

Literally the definition of going out with a bang.


Congratulations, India! You're a star, and quite #adroit, if we do say so ourselves! (...okay, we'll keep our day jobs.)