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"Extraordinary People: An Afternoon with Mathai ("The Voice")"

On a recent mythologically sun-drenched Saturday afternoon I arrived at Paramount Recording Studios on Santa Monica Boulevard to meet with Mathai, the Indian-American former nursing student who reached the quarterfinals on the second season of NBC's The Voice. The studio entrance is unnervingly nondescript, and when I was directed to Studio G, I found myself temporarily lost in a gated parking lot with a few closed, unmarked doors, a smattering of cars, furniture, and boxes of equipment. Fortunately, behind one door I could hear the muffled but unmistakeable falsetto I'd grown so fond of since Mathai first appeared in the Blind Auditions, singing a sassy rendition of Adele's "Rumour Has It" that caused me to leap out of my seat. (Read link) - Vertigo Shtick

"The Voice 2012: Exclusive Exit Interview with Mathai"

Adam Levine used to be my favorite coach on The Voice. I loved his duet with Javier Colon last season and his critiques are just that, critiques meant to help whoever he is talking to. He doesn’t just offer praise for the sake of giving compliments. With that being said, I was absolutely stunned by his decision to eliminate Mathai on Tuesday’s results show. I was absolutely positive that American would vote Tony Lucca into the semifinals (which they did) and that Adam would save Mathai. Instead, Adam picked Katrina and Georgia’s favorite female on the show was eliminated. (more...) - Inside Pulse


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"The Voice Finds A Star"

Seven seconds into Sharon Mathai’s blind audition, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine and celebrity coach on NBC’s The Voice buzzed his approval and later told the fresh faced Dallas native who delivered a strong and melodic performance of Adele’s Rumor Has It, “You owned everything; I am desperate to have you on my team.” Although judges Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton also chimed in to add her to their teams, Mathai followed her “gut and decided to stop over-thinking” and selected Levine. - India Currents

"Rumor Has It Mathai's The One We've All Been Waiting For"

Sharon Mathai is a 19 year old, South Indian girl from Dallas, Texas who recently took her chances and auditioned for NBC’s The Voice. Sharon was born into a family of doctors, but decided to break away from the norm and pave a new path for herself in the music business. Mathai chose to compete on Adam Levine’s team after winning the attention of three out of the four judges... (cont.) - Brown Girl Magazine

"Judges Go Wild for "Rumor Has It" Singer Mathai"

The Voice judges are halfway to finalizing their 12-person teams, and tonight the blind auditions continued....

Read more via the link... - E! Online

"Team Mathai: "The Voice Finds A Star""

Let’s just file “desi people leaving med school for music” as a story in “Stuff White People Like.” That was the sob, we mean compelling, story about Mathai, a 18 year-old desi girl from Dallas, TX, competing for a spot on NBC’s The Voice. - Sapna Magazine

"'The Voice' Show Contestant Mathai Crushed Her Performance"

Contestant Mathai CRUSHED it on The Voice last night, and joined Team Adam after three of the judges turned their chairs around. And double bonus: Mathai’s a local girl, from Lilburn, Georgia! She calls into the show to talk about what it was like being on stage – and what happened when she saw the chairs turn. - Q100FM (Atlanta) - The Bert Show

"Mathai Delivers Awe Inspiring "Rumor Has It""

For "The Voice" to hit its potential, there may be no better role model than Adele. Powerful voice, impeccable phrasing and timing, youthful and current with no trace of trendiness and, when everyone is looking, a visual appeal.

Oddly, the possibility that "The Voice" would have a contestant like that came together Monday (Feb. 20) in the fourth round of auditions when a singer belted out, what else, Adele's song "Rumour Has It." Mathai, a surname-free 18-year-old from Dallas whose siblings are headed into the medical field -- or at least that's the crux of her emotional burden -- delivered an awe-inspiring performance that caught the attention of Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo. (cont..see link) -


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Born on November 27, 1992 in Queens, NY, Mathai is the first generation of her family (who hail from India) born in the United States.
She was only 3 years old when she started singing, primarily in church events and at the age of 10 her family moved to Dallas, TX to raise the family in a safer area and better school system.

During the next 9 years, Mathai would attend Coppell High School where she maintained her status in the top 10% of her class throughout all four years. Subsequently, she earned a scholarship to study Nursing at Texas Women's University, and worked hard for a 3.98 GPA.
Mathai had always been driven towards the medical profession and, growing up in a South Asian family of medical professionals; there was never any other expectation for her career path.

Never thinking music would get her anywhere, singing was always considered more of just a hobby for Mathai. Classically trained in jazz during her childhood, Mathai started developing her unique vocal style around the age of 16 with a sound reminiscent of such artists as Billie Holiday, Norah Jones, Nelly Furtado and Adele.

During the winter of 2010 she had the opportunity to perform during the popular AMTC convention in Orlando, FL where she was discovered by two entertainment executives, and soon thereafter took a break from school to move to Atlanta to pursue her music career.

Her parents, who were once completely against her decision, are now warily but lovingly supportive after seeing how people reacted to their daughter's talent during her reign on a recent hit television talent competition.

They realized that there was a definite calling on their daughter to share her gift with the world.