Thursday, June 23, 2011

Article from "Pacific Citizen"

Lead Singer of ‘Meg and Dia’ Finds Her Mojo on ‘The Voice’

Dia Frampton’s band “Meg and Dia” has been put on hold temporarily while she battles it out on the NBC show “The Voice.”

By Nalea J. Ko, Reporter
Published June 20, 2011

It was not uncommon in the past to find 23-year-old singer Dia Frampton on stage performing barefooted, but that was before she became a contestant on the TV show “The Voice.”

Utah-native Dia Frampton, who is also the lead singer of the band “Meg and Dia,” is on country music star Blake Shelton’s team on “The Voice”. But that does not mean Dia Frampton has “gone Hollywood” since appearing on the NBC singing competition.

Despite the increased recognition that has come with being on the show, Dia Frampton affirms that she is still down-to-earth, and a bundle of nerves when sizing up her fellow competitors.

“To be honest if I would have known what it was, I probably wouldn’t have auditioned because I would have been way too scared and it would have seemed way too crazy,” said Dia Frampton about auditioning for the show. “But I am glad I didn’t know what it was because it kind of shoved me in a new direction with a new opportunity and that’s really cool.”

The new show “The Voice” is based on the talent competition “The Voice of Holland.” Dia Frampton was one of 32 final contestants to make it past the blind auditions of the American version of the show. The “blind auditions” began with coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Shelton blindly picking their teams with their backs turned away from the contestants as they performed on TV.

When the coaches heard a voice that piqued their interest, they turned their big red chairs around to reveal the performer behind the voice. From those auditions the coaches proceeded to recruit their singing teams comprised of eight performers.

Xenia Martinez and Dia Frampton are the last contestants remaining on Team Blake after a series of challenges that have weeded out contestants since the show premiered on April 26.

The last singers standing at the finale will belt it out to win a recording contract and a $100,000 cash prize.

Twenty-six-year-old Meg Frampton, Dia’s sister and fellow band member, was pleasantly surprised when she went to attend a taping of “The Voice” for the first time and saw her sister unchanged by her newfound fame.

“You’d think she would be decked out now that she is becoming ‘famous,’” Meg Frampton said taking to her blog “I half expected her to have glitter on her eyes, perfectly manicured nails, and those sky-high heels that are so trendy in California right now, but she didn’t...

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  1. Very nice article. This whole Voice thing definitely has become a win-win situation. I'm so excited for you guys!!

  2. Good article. I glad Dia was on the voice, and I was able to find you guys through the show. You guys definitely deserved all the goods that are coming and more.