Team Blake's RaeLynn told THR, "It's really cool to give back, because they've done so much for us, making our dreams come true, so why can’t we help others make their dreams come true."
Top 24 Contestants
The 24 contestants helped package food at the food bank in downtown Los Angeles, and THR tagged along to speak with the aspiring singers about their big plans for the live shows.
A Passion for Volunteering
Representing Team Christina, 17-year-old Ashley De La Rosa toldTHR that she does a lot of volunteering back home, and has worked with Second Harvest Food bank.
As for her live show performance she shared, “I kind of came into the show picking not-so-well-known songs, so I’m trying to find some stuff that the audience can identify with more, because it’s mostly up to them.”
The Eagle Scout
“One thing people may not know about me is I’m an Eagle Scout,” Chris Mann (on right) told THR, "So this is kind of bringing back some memories.” Also from Team Christina, Mann has volunteered at a food shelter in his hometown back in Kansas.
L.A. Food Bank Looking Back
The L.A. Food Bank distributed 60 million pounds of food to more than one million individuals in Los Angeles County in 2011.
“One of the things that was important for Naia was to prove that she can do more than reggae,” Naia Kete's coach Blake Shelton said after her performance of "Turning Tables" by Adele during the first live show.
Jamar Rogers: "I just have a heart for people"
Back home in New York, Jamar Rogers is involved in volunteer service full time. “I just have a heart for people, and that’s one of the reasons I auditioned for this show. Not just for fame’s sake, but to shed attention and light on people who are really hurting, and are in need,” he told THR.
Let the Live Shows Begin
Contestants from Team Blake and Team Christina kicked off the live shows on Monday, April 2. Tean Adam and Team Cee Lo singers will take to the stage for next Mondays live show on April 9.
At the Food Bank, the energetic contestants worked together -- regardless of what Team they were on -- to help those in need by putting together packages of food.
Domestic box office is down 20 percent in the U.S. as "Sex Tape" goes limp and, for the first time since 2001, no film crosses $300 million. Laments one studio executive, “I wish I worked at Netflix.” Read More