Natasha Bure‘s time on The Voice was not all rainbows and butterflies.
On this week’s episode of Conversations with Olivia Jade, Candace Cameron Bure’s 23-year-old daughter reflected on her 2016 experience.
Natasha went on to tell Olivia Jade Giannulli about her time on the show, and how everything was not as it appeared on the screen.
“I didn’t even want to go on the show at all. The only reason I went on was because there was this thing that my mom told me — she’s like, ‘If there’s an opportunity that comes and it scares you, you should say yes just because it scares you,'” she explained. “And the opportunity was brought to me while I was in high school so I said, well this is the perfect time to take that advice.”
She continued, “I did it and I had the worst nerves of my life. Both performances I sobbed my eyes out 10 minutes before I went on. It was so out of my comfort zone — not the music part, but to be judged in that capacity. It really terrified me to know everyone is going to watch this.”
When she reflected back, the singer said she cannot forget the experience.
“Now I’m mortified by it because I think I did a terrible job … or think that’s what I sound like compared to now,” she said. “It was a good growing experience but when people say they’ve watched it I’m like, ‘I feel bad for you I’m so sorry.'”
When Natasha first auditioned for the show in 2016, she performed her own rendition of Elvis Presley‘s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and quickly won a spot on Team Adam, as he was the only coach to turn his chair.
And the moment when Levine, 42, hit that red button, her mother was beyond excited. “Shut up!” Candace, 45, exclaimed with a cheering section that included husband Valeri Bure and family.
“Natasha and I are gonna do some good work,” Levine said at the time. “We’re gonna go to nerves and self-confidence boot camp.”
Eventually, she was kicked off in the battle rounds and lost to fellow team member Riley Elmore, whom she performed a duet with to Michael Bublé‘s “Cry Me A River.”
“Natasha started off the blind [audition] so amazing … I could not be more proud of you,” Levine said before choosing Elmore as the one to continue on in the singing competition.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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