Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Fort Worth’s Joe Kirkland knocked out of The Voice
His band Artist vs. Poet is working on a new album.
Knockout: Joe Kirkland and Bryan Keith - The Voice
I’m a couple days late to the party on this, but I finally got through Monday’s episode of The Voice on the DVR, the episode in which Fort Worth’s Joe Kirkland was featured in the knockout rounds.
Kirkland, frontman for local band Artist vs. Poet, was fighting for the right to stay on coach Adam Levine’s team.
Kirkland took a risk by choosing a Taylor Swift song, “Mean,” for the matchup against up against soulful singer Bryan Keith, who sang Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do it for You.”
“I kind of wanted to prove that I had a little versatility,” Kirkland said.
Kirkland performed well and got compliments from the judges, but Levine ultimately chose Keith, ending Kirkland’s run on the show.
As for what this means for Kirkland and Artist vs. Poet, well, it sounds like they’re taking the whole thing as a nice publicity boost, which is probably the best way to look at it. The band made this statement on Facebook after the episode aired:
“Thanks so much for all of the support you gave us and Joe Kirkland on The Voice. This show was never a ‘last shot’ for us or even something we were banking on. Joe auditioned on a whim and we just kept enjoying all the exposure he managed to bring to our band and how far he continued to make it. We are extremely proud of him and the AVP Army for being apart of this chapter in our journey. Now we look to the future and will continue to finish our new album Keep Your Secrets to be released before the end of the year.
Once again thank you all so much and we wish the best to everyone still competing on The Voice.”
Posted by Amanda Wilkins