At your original audition, did you have a judge in mind who you hoped would pick you?
I definitely wanted to work with Cee Lo. It was cool that Christina Aguilera turned around, but I definitely had my first choice, and that was Cee Lo. Just because he’s one of those guys who just does it his own way and kind of goes left-field all the time, and I feel like since the beginning I’ve done the same thing. Even though we’re quite different, we definitely bonded on that note.
Did you interact much with Christina Aguilera?
No. I don’t think anybody did! The only interaction you had with Christina Aguilera was when she was commenting on your performance. At the end of the show, she came up onstage and gave hugs and kisses, but that was about it. But everyone else, we definitely interacted. Blake [Shelton] is amazing. Blake took us out to dinner, bought us drinks. He’s that kind of guy that just wants to have a good time with whoever he can and just makes you feel comfortable.
Source: Seattle Weekly