No one would think it to look at her, but "The Voice" competitor Charlotte Sometimes has struggled with body image issues like so many other young girls have. But can she put aside her concerns about other people's opinions in order to go all the way on the singing contest? In a recent conference call interview, Sometimes talked about how her battle with anorexia led to a bonding moment with guest mentor Kelly Clarkson.
All Four "Voice" Team Leaders Wanted Charlotte Sometimes on Their Team
Sometimes has been a strong competitor right out of the gate on "The Voice." In her initial audition the 24-year-old belted out the Timbaland tune "Apologize." Her performance was so powerful, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton turned around simultaneously.
Cee Lo Green soon followed suit, as did Christina Aguilera. And despite the fact that the pop diva told her that she wanted her "all the time," Sometimes decided to join the warm and fuzzy security that seems to draw young hopefuls to Team Blake.
Charlotte Sometimes Went Head-to-Head with Lex Land in 'The Voice's' Battle Round
But "The Voice" doesn't allow contestants to get too comfortable for very long. Sometimes quickly learned that she'd be going head-to-head in the Battle Round against Lex Land. Luckily for her one of her heroes, "American Idol" winner, Kelly Clarkson was there to coach her.
Little did the aspiring singer know that she'd bond with the pop star on a much deeper level than just musical talents. Sometimes recounted an off-camera moment in which she and Clarkson were crying and talking about other people's opinions of them both.
'The Voice's' Charlotte Sometimes Isn't Like All Pop Divas
Clarkson has undergone scrutiny for years for not being rail thin like many other pop divas. Sometimes divulged that she, too, has had issues of her own. She revealed, "I was anorexic all growing up. And when my first record came out, everyone was kind of like trashing me and calling me fat and all these things. And it was really tough on me."
Sometimes said that her talk with Clarkson made her feel much more at ease before the big Battle Round. She reflected on their time together, saying, "She just really made me feel comfortable in my skin. And just gave me confidence and just made me feel like it was okay to be myself and that was good enough. And I'm just so thankful that I got to have that conversation with her."
Charlotte Sometimes Won Her Battle Round on 'The Voice'
The pep talk must have worked. Despite not being sure where she could find a place to shine on The Foster the People song "Pumped up Kicks," she delivered what Shelton called a controlled albeit not as risky performance. In the end he chose Sometimes as the victor saying that when she's on stage "you can't take your eyes off her."
With that, Sometimes advanced in the competition. Even if she doesn't win, she's sure to serve as a role model to young girls who are struggling with issues of body image - just like her mentor Kelly Clarkson has.
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