Singers know that landing a spot on NBC's "The Voice!" can launch their careers. This has certainly been the case for two Tulsa-area girls who made it through the auditions and all the way to the battle rounds during Season 6.
The duo known as Alaska and Madi told 2NEWS anchor Karen Larsen their short time on the national stage helped them long jump into the music business. Larsen recently met with the duo at the Legato School of Music Broken Arrow.
Since their appearance earlier this year on "The Voice!" Alaska Holloway and Madi Metcalf have spent their time rehearsing, performing and traveling.
"We've been playing a lot of shows," Metcalf said.
Thanks to the publicity from the NBC show, they are now seeing growing demand for concerts in public and private venues.
They are also writing music and fine-tuning songs called "Wildflowers" and "Endless Road" for the album they hope to release this fall.
Currently, Alaska and Madi are best known for their cover of the song "Jolene" which is available on iTunes.
"We've been making a lot of public appearances," Holloway said. “People want us to come to places because of the show. That's fun. We like to do that."
As members of country music star Blake Shelton's team, Alaska and Madi say they had fun, while learning from one of the best.
"With Blake, we just kind of goofed off, really. We connected with him so well. Our personalities just clicked," Metcalf said.
Holloway added, "He really is like hilarious no matter what is going on. Off set, on set, he is so funny!"
The talented duo believes their time on "The Voice!" helped them learn a lot about performing and how to handle all of the attention that comes with performing on a bigger stage than ever before.
They also think working with professionals and the national exposure gave them a solid foundation that will launch a permanent career for both of them in the entertainment industry. It is a grown-up business for two girls from Tulsa.
"We're still teenagers," Holloway said. "People always treat us like we're adults now, and I'm like, 'No! No! I'm still a kid!'"
So, they rehearse and then rehearse even more for the shows they perform around Oklahoma and the concerts they hope to do around the country and even the world someday.