NBC’s “The Voice”
Amanda Ayala is a 19-year-old rock singer/songwriter from New York, who stepped into the music spotlight when she was featured on NBC’s Emmy-Award winning show “The Voice”. Her first performance on the show was a rendition of “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain. 3 out of the 4 judges on the show pressed their buttons and turned their chairs for Amanda. Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton competed with one another to get this talented artist on their team. Blake Shelton praised her raspy vocals while Pharrel loved her “beautiful tone”. With much deliberation, Amanda chose Team Adam. Throughout the process of being on “The Voice”, Amanda was able to work with professionals and legends such as John Fogerty. Her performances garnered attention from stars such as Leslie West and Brad Paisley. While she was on the show Amanda was mentored by a team of experts and learned the necessary steps to make it in the music business. Her singles “Mississippi Queen” and “Edge of Seventeen” debuted within the Top 100 iTunes Rock Chart, which is a major milestone for an upcoming artist. Her rendition of “Mississippi Queen” has also reached over 1.2 million views on and counting on YouTube.
After “The Voice”
As Amanda’s journey on “The Voice” has ended, she continues performing and working in the studio. Amanda’s powerhouse vocals and her throwback vibe steadily draw in large audiences filled with enthusiasm. She has sold out numerous venues throughout the tri-state area such as, Daryl’s House and The Bitter End. This artist has also performed all over the country with performances at places such Downtown Disney and the Met Life Stadium State Fair with fellow cast mates. Amanda also competed to win the entry competition for the Annual Pleasantville Music Festival. She won the “Battle of the Bands” and was featured in the same line-up that included Grammy Award winner KT Tunstall, The Smithereens and Guster.
While Amanda has been performing since the age of 11, her experience performing on television has helped her gain success in performing with so many talented bands and musicians in the recent months. Amanda first opened for the legendary rock group Blackfoot at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie which was followed by a string of successful shows. Amanda was featured as a special guest at the Ridgefield Playhouse with “Voice” finalist Joshua Davis from Team Adam. In September she opened for pop icon Taylor Dayne and girl group Expose at the Tuckahoe Music Festival. Amanda’s performance received such praise that Taylor Dayne asked Amanda to perform a duet with her. The two sang the number one hit “Love Will Lead You Back” in front of more than 1,500 people. She has also had the chance to perform with guitarist Nita Strauss as well. Amanda’s resume has been growing rapidly as she has served as support for David Cassidy from “The Partridge Family” at the Paramount Theatre, opened for Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, which sold out The Chance Theatre in Poughkeepsie and also served as a supporting act for Tony Harnell of the rock band TNT. Amanda has also earned her way to serve as support for American Idol winner, Nick Fradriani in May and Michael Sweet of Stryper this coming June.
Besides working with iconic musicians and producers on “The Voice”, Amanda has worked with Grammy Award winning producer, Earl Cohen (most notable for his work on the “FAME” album by Lady Gaga) where they recorded backing and duet vocals for an upcoming song. Amanda’s newest single “Her.” was released this past September and debuted on several radio stations ranging from New York to Florida. Her music video for the single was released in February through an official Vevo account. Amanda’s EP is scheduled to be released in the early fall and she is looking forward to share her original music with her dedicated fans.
Amanda has a strong presence on social media with over a million views on YouTube, an official vevo account, close to 12,000 followers on Twitter, approximately 5,000 on Instagram along with a verified Facebook page.