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Meet Kyndal Inskeep of The Voice Season 17


Kyndal Inskeep of The Voice Season 17. (NBC Photo)

Kyndal Inskeep of The Voice Season 17. (NBC Photo)

Her audition: Kyndal Inskeep, 22, of Nashville, Tenn., sang “Never Been to Spain.” Kyndal’s “Three Dog Night” cover displayed a mix of soul, country and rock that could take her far on the show. She was only a couple of lines into her performance when Gwen Stefani turned around. Blake Shelton turned too, only to discovered he’d been blocked by his girlfriend. That left Gwen and Kelly Clarkson to fight over Kyndal. Gwen said she likes Kyndal’s distinctive style. Kyndal decided to join Team Gwen.

Here’s more about Kyndal.

* She’s a pop artist who hails from Fishers, Indiana, and now resides in Nashville. She moved there nine months ago and works as a nanny to four children during the day and gigs four to six times a week in her “off” hours.

* On Twitter, she describes herself as a free spirit and “pathological optimist.” And besides music, she specializes in photography.

* That said, Kyndal told The Voice she suffered from anxiety and depression from “a very early stage in my life.” She was just 18 months old when her parents divorced and five years old when her mother remarried and “felt deserted” because her biological father was never around.

* She says music became her therapy and “pulled me out of the dark depression.” * In an interview from her freshman year at Belmont University, Kyndal said “music has always been an escape for me. It’s always been something that’s there when nobody else is dependable.”

* That video interview also features an acoustic version of an excellent original called “Hopeless Wonderland.” “We’ve all felt like grains of sand,” Kyndal explains of the song. “I feel like people need to be comfortable saying they’re not okay.”

* Kyndal is also one of the Season 17 contestants who have already released music, in her case a five-song EP called “Famous” from June 2018. “Why Are You So Angry” is particularly impressive; check it out below.

* Kyndal lists her influences as Amy Winehouse, Adele, Yuna, John Mayer, Norah Jones, Stevie Nicks, and Bonnie Rait. But she says her “main girl” is Rihanna.

* As for her sound, here’s what Kyndal told Voice Views: “I struggled with format and confidence until I moved to Nashville. I have learned so many things about music and song-writing in the last year that I believe it has given me the ‘flavor’ I have been lacking. I am sure I will evolve musically because that is something I am extremely passionate about, but at the moment you could say I’m a happy medium between soul, folk, rock with a twang.”

See also …
Kyndal Inskeep talks about her blind audition on The Voice

On social media:
Twitter: @kyndalinskeep

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