Kenzie Wheeler performed a new original song and chatted about his journey on NBC’s The Voice during his first televised appearance since competing on the popular singing competition show.
The Florida native and standout finalist on The Voice sat down to chat with WFLA co-hosts Maggie Rodriguez and Danny New on Monday (July 26). During their discussion the 23-year-old country singer reflected on being part of Team Kelly Clarkson, talked about his mullet and also how it feels getting noticed throughout his hometown since appearing on the show.
When New asked Wheeler about getting noticed now that he’s home from the show that airs across the country, he shared, “I’ve been places and people stop me a lot, like in Publix the other day or I was in Outback [Steakhouse] last night eating and people wanted to take pictures and stuff and you know they just recognize me.”
Wheeler continued, “I think it’s really cool, it’s awesome ’cause all the support from home and everything, I wasn’t expecting to have all that when I was on the show and it was really awesome to have that support from Plant City and Dover and everywhere around Florida and all America too.”
When reflecting on his time on The Voice, the singer admitted that “it’s weird thinking about it, like, that I actually did it.”
In addition to sitting down for his first televised interview since being a Team Kelly finalist on The Voice, Wheeler performed a new original song called “Got Her Goodbye On,” which you can watch below.
“She’s got the top dropped down / her heart wide open / Ray Bans on and her long hair blowing / chasing something, somewhere, taking the long way / she’s got the rearview ripped off / singing every word to ‘Take It Easy’ / feelin’ strong, getting gone, livin’ that song / And girl’s Got Her Goodbye On,” Wheeler sings in the chorus of the new original song, which puts his traditional country vocals on full display.
“I’m super excited to be playing the Dallas Bull,” Wheeler admitted. “It’s something I’ve always dreamed about playing, you know, right here in my hometown in the Tampa Bay area. It’s going to be a killer show.”