Alaska Holloway, a 19-year-old Broken Arrow High School graduate, and Madi Metcalf, an 18-year-old Jenks High School graduate, have been singing together for years.
Their journey to The Voice began in Austin, Texas, after their parents convinced them to go to the open call auditions.
Both Alaska and Madi said they are still spinning from their blind auditions.
Their performance of The Civil Wars’ “Barton Hollow” aired Monday night. It was the same song they auditioned with in Austin.
Adam Levine was the first to turn his chair for the girls, followed by Blake Shelton.
“The feeling was total relief,” Alaska said. “As soon as you see a chair turn around, you can just let loose and have fun because you’re not fighting anymore.”
There was a moment when the girls took a break to consult one another before choosing their coach.
“Madi said, ‘Blake.’ And I went, ‘Yeah,’” Alaska recalled.
They admit they were pretty confident from the beginning that they would choose Team Blake .
“What sold us the most was when he compared us to the Pistol Annies,” Madi said. “And we share so many personal connections with him.”
Blake, like Alaska and Madi, was a member of Oklahoma Kids, as was Kristin Chenoweth, who the girls will perform with in Broken Arrow Thursday.
Less than 24 hours after their audition aired, Alaska and Madi said their song had already hit No. 66 on the country music charts and No. 273 on iTunes , as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.
“We are just so humbled by all of this,” Alaska said.
When not on stage, the best friends say they love watching movies and eating Chick-fil-A.
Both girls say they are big animal lovers. In fact, their “biggest fans” are their two pet fish named Alaska and Madi.
The girls have a busy week ahead of them. After their performance with Chenoweth at the Broken Arrow PAC, the duo will perform Saturday at the future home of Chick-fil-A at 71st and Lynn Lane from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Then Sunday, they will sing the national anthem to open the Oklahoma City Thunder game at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
What’s up next on The Voice of Alaska and Madi? All the girls could say was “The Battle Rounds.”
“We are sworn to secrecy,” Madi said.
Whatever comes next for Alaska and Madi, the best friends say they want to perform together.
“Two is better than one,” Alaska said. “We just want to make music… We just want to make people happy.”
You can catch Alaska and Madi on The Voice Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Channel 2.