Danielle Bradbery may be competing in the Top 5 on NBC's "The Voice," but the high school sophomore still manages to keep up on the latest happenings with her friends back home.
"My really close friends, they understand there's so much going on here and every now and then I kind of [want to] get away from it a little bit. They always ask me... how I'm doing and then I ask them what's going on at home and what happened last week with this person and all that stuff," Danielle laughed on Friday during a roundtable with reporters.
Danielle, who is on Team Blake Shelton, is happy to be in the competition, but it has meant missing out on at least one high school event that she really wanted to attend.
"We just had our baseball games and we were about to make it to state... and I wish I was at that game because we didn't win and all the seniors were crying," she said.
Danielle recently paid a visit to her hometown in Texas last week and she was given a huge welcome from her high school community, including from the cheerleaders who chanted her name.
"They were just saying, 'Vote for Danielle,'" the teen recounted.
"They were doing all the little routines and they just replaced the words with my name and 'The Voice.' It was really cool," she added.
At just 16, Danielle has incredible poise on "The Voice" stage each week as she performs in front of millions and she said her coach, Blake, helps her keep her calm.
"I walk out there and I get positioned and I just kind of look at everybody and they're all... smiling at me and that makes me feel good and then I look at Blake and he winks at me and... that tells me I'm ready," Danielle said. "So I just take a deep breath and I just start singing and it gets more comfortable throughout the song."
-- Jolie Lash
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