Winning NBC’s The Voice means signing a record deal and earning a cash prize, but it also puts singers in the spotlight when they might not have been before. For season 22 winner Bryce Leatherwood, that meant he received hate online while he was a contestant on the show.
Leatherwood told it recently cinema mixthat he doesn’t let hatred drag him down, but lets it fuel it.
“I’ll always tell people, be careful what you read online because it can particularly affect you, because it can particularly affect you, because you’re an artist and your confidence can be fragile at times,” he told the outlet. “But it didn’t bother me personally. People were like, ‘Bryce, you can’t read that stuff,’ and I was like, ‘I like it.'”
He said people tell him it’s unhealthy to read the negative comments.
“I think the bad comments are almost like fuel,” he told Cinema Blend. “It’s like, ‘Oh yeah? Look at that.’ And I used that as fuel for people to say, ‘Oh, he’s no good. He has to do better, he has to get better.’ I think alright well I’ll try to work harder to get better.”
Leatherwood was speechless after winning the “Finals”.
Leatherwood took to Instagram after winning the competitive season.
“I’m at a loss for words…” he wrote. “This experience is one I will cherish for the rest of my life. The incredible people I met on this trip made it all worthwhile. To my family, the people of Georgia and to my fans around the world, THIS IS FOR YOU! God is good.”
Before the finale aired, Leatherwood thanked his fans.
“To everyone who has influenced me on this journey, thank you. The Voice has changed my life and I can’t wait to see what happens tonight.” he wrote.
Winning “The Voice” landed Leatherwood a record deal and a $100,000 cash prize.
Leatherwood also thanked everyone for the feedback
In conversation with cinema mixLeatherwood thanked everyone for the feedback and said he hopes to work on new music soon.
“I’ve always tried to find the best or unorthodox path for success and motivation, so I appreciate all of the feedback I’ve received from you online,” he said. “You just have to be able to take it because not everyone is going to like you. You just have to be who you are and be confident and believe in yourself, then you can do anything you want in this life.”
The star also said ET Online that winning the show was a “dream come true,” adding that he wants to continue making “emotionally filled music that everyone loves — with a steel guitar and a fiddle in there somewhere.”
“What I hope to do next is just make music that people love, that makes people dance, that makes people happy, and that makes people cry,” he told the outlet.
The Voice returns for Season 32 on March 6, 2023 with trainers Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper.
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