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Megan Rose talks about music after The Voice

Ashland Craft and Megan Rose talk battle round strategy with Miley Cyrus. (NBC Photo)

Ashland Craft and Megan Rose talk battle round strategy with Miley Cyrus. (NBC Photo)


Unlike most of her country music colleagues on The Voice, Megan Rose has not released original music.

That’s about to change. In a hurry.

Megan says she plans to release a debut single next month.

She was eliminated during a knockout round match against Red Marlow that aired earlier this week.

But remember, those knockout rounds were filmed in mid-August. In the interim, Megan says she’s finished three original songs.

Megan snagged one of the very last spots on Season 13 with her blind audition performance of “Ode to Billie Joe,” completing Miley Cyrus’s all-female team in the process.

She earned a second life on the show thanks to her battle round performance of “Good Hearted Woman” opposite Ashland Craft, prompting Blake Shelton to use a steal on her.

And though she lost her knockout round match, she calls that performance of Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” her favorite from the competition.

Megan, 20 when she auditioned, is a student at San Francisco State University. Here’s what she told Voice Views about her experience on the show and her music moving forward.

Voice Views: I know the knockout round was filmed a while ago. What have you been doing musically since then?

Megan Rose: Since my elimination in the knockout round I’ve been doing a lot of writing, working on original music and also just working on keeping the momentum going and really capitalizing on this experience/exposure. I’m at a time in my life where I’m super inspired because I’m finally figuring out who I am as an artist. I’m just ready to keep working hard and keep moving forward with my career.

Megan Rose performs during the knockout round on The Voice. (NBC Photo)

Megan Rose performs during the knockout round on The Voice. (NBC Photo)

Voice Views: What was your favorite performance from The Voice and why?

Megan Rose: My favorite performance that I got to do on the show was my very last performance, “Smoke Break” by Carrie Underwood. I loved this performance because although it wasn’t my best, that style of country music best represents me and my lane in country music. The song, the performance, the outfit, everything about that performance was the most “Megan Rose” out of all three songs I had the pleasure of performing on the show.

Voice Views: Where do you see the experience leading you musically? And do you see a chance in locale in your future since you’ve referenced the fact that being a country artist in the San Fran area isn’t especially easy?

Megan Rose: It’s hard to say exactly where I see this experience leading me to because it really depends on where there is opportunity and where I can create opportunity. I definitely see myself moving to Nashville, but I want to finish school here in San Francisco first; I’m already so far in and so close to being done that it would be silly of me to quit now.

Voice Views: How about original music? I don’t believe you’ve released any yet. Is any in the works, and, if so, can you tell me a little about that?

Megan Rose: I actually just finished recording three original songs and I’ll be releasing my first original single this December! I’m so excited about these songs and for people to hear them because they are 100 percent “me”. Making sure that my music is completely true to who I am as an artist has always been high on my priority list when it comes to releasing original content. It’s taken a bit, but I’m ready for the world to experience Megan Rose.

Voice Views: Other than the other artists you met and the hometown support, what will you remember most about The Voice experience? Do you think you grew as a musician? And, if so, how?

Megan Rose: I think what I will remember most about my experience on The Voice is the feeling that I got every time I got up on that stage. Even while I was waiting to go on stage, the feeling was there and it is literally nothing like anything I have ever felt before in my entire life. I guess the best way I could describe it is euphoric. The energy of the crowd, the crew and the other artists is so incredible and definitely contributed to that feeling.

I have definitely grown not only as a musician, but as a person. This experience really has helped me discover who I am and who I want to be as an artist and how I want to differentiate myself. It has also given me a little taste of what huge stars in the music industry do on a daily basis. Lastly, this experience has helped confirm that singing and performing country music is what I want to do for the rest of my life.

Here are Megan’s social media links.

Twitter: @meganrosemusic

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