If a passion for music and a knack for writing make a career, then color Amanda Hensel lucky. She is the product of writers -- apparently when you add two news journalists together, you get one music journalist. She currently resides in 'the live music capital of the world,' where she snagged a journalism degree from the University of Texas. Although she's grounded in Austin, Hensel's name travels -- in her short career, she has cited her passion writing for AOL Music Blog, Fringe Magazine, the Houston Press and various other publications.
Taylor Swift Announces ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ Album Release
Okay, Swifties — Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now (Taylor's Version)' really is coming soon.
Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol Break Up
Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol have reportedly ended their relationship after eight months of dating.
Jermaine Paul Declares ‘I Believe I Can Fly,’ Sings ‘God Gave Me You’ + Duets ‘Soul Man’ With Blake Shelton on ‘The Voice’ Finale
Just about every contestant on 'The Voice' says they've "wanted to do this for as long as they can remember," but Jermaine Paul makes us really believe it. Before taking the stage to perform a show-winning (maybe?) rendition of 'I Believe I Can Fly,' the hopeful explained -- through tears -- just what it means to him to get this far in such a huge competition.
Tony Lucca Shares His ‘99 Problems,’ Finds It ‘Harder to Breathe’ + Remembers ‘Yesterday’ With Adam Levine on ‘The Voice’
Tony Lucca may have '99 Problems,' but being a loser on 'The Voice' isn't one of them. The indescribably popular singer-songwriter with the soulful heart and voice walked onto the stage with sheer confidence on Monday, hoping to impress fans enough to send him into reality show fame on Tuesday.
Katrina Parker Takes ‘The Voice’ by Storm With the Fugees’ ‘Killing Me Softly’
Katrina Parker is killing us -- but not softly. We're very aware of her power, and after the rendition of the Fugees' 'Killing Me Softly' she gave on Monday's live episode of 'The Voice,' we sure hope the other seven hopefuls are too.
Jamar Rogers Makes ‘If You Don’t Know Me by Now’ Modern on ‘The Voice’
If you don't know Jamar Rogers by now, well, where have you been? Jamar is one of the last standing eight on 'The Voice,' representing Team Cee Lo and going for a big win. On Monday's episode, he proved that he has a legitimate chance of taking it all home.
Tony Lucca Asks ‘How You Like Me Now’ With the Heavy Cover on ‘The Voice’
"Having the right song at the right moment has proven to be critical," Tony Lucca said before kicking off Monday's live episode of 'The Voice.' "There's no room for error." Thankfully, errors were nowhere to be found in the singer-songwriter's delivery -- he pumped up the crowd with every leap across the stage during his cover of the Heavy's 'How You Like Me Now.'
Cee Lo Green and Goodie Mob Reunite for ‘Fighting to Win’ on ‘The Voice’ Stage
Decked in his most futuristic gold suit of armor, Cee Lo Green took the stage with his group hip-hop group Goodie Mob on Monday's 'The Voice.' Boy, would we love to get a sneak peek into that man's closet. Sure, this is a show about those up-from-nothing contestants competing for the big win, but we can imagine they were happy enough to stand on the sidelines for this rare performance.
Team Adam Delivers a Little ‘Instant Karma’ With John Lennon Cover on ‘The Voice’
Katrina, Mathai, Pip and Tony hit the stage with their coach Adam Levine for a team performance of John Lennon's 'Instant Karma' on Monday's two-hour episode of 'The Voice.' But despite the fact that the cover came at the end of the night, it fell gently on welcoming ears.
Katrina Parker Opens Christina Perri’s ‘Jar of Hearts’ on ‘The Voice’
Katrina Parker wasn't one of Adam Levine's favorite contestants when she joined his team at the beginning of 'The Voice' Season 2 -- and he made that clear in his assessment following her Monday night performance. Tonight, he said she was "flawless."