Friday, March 22, 2013
Former contestant in "The Voice" is a 2006 Wakefield High School graduate. Last week, he was one of the judges in a National Anthem contest for the New England Revolution.
The following was provided by the New England Revolution: Wakefield’s own The Voice season two contestant , James Massone, and season eleven American Idol top 10 finalist, Erika Van Pelt, had their chance to sit at the judging table for a change Tuesday night during the first-ever New England Revolution National Anthem Auditions at the Lansdowne Pub. The former TV singing stars were joined by fellow guest judges – including New England Revolution midfielder Clyde Simms and Berklee College of Music marketing professor, Stephanie Kellar – all tasked with cutting down 19 finalists to three winners. Radio personality Kennedy from Mix 104.1’s Karson & Kennedy served as the evening’s emcee. Each contestant was given sixty seconds to sing the …
Monday, April 23, 2012
The singer from Wakefield performed on live television on Monday night, but was sent home by his coach during instant eliminations.
Wakefield's Massone was instantly eliminated on Monday night's episode of "The Voice," by his coach, Cee Lo Green, ending his chance of becoming the show's ultimate winner. On Monday night's episode, Massone sang Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are," another attempt to impress the female population. However, it didn't go over as well with the coaches as his last appearance. "I've been a big fan of yours from the beginning, but I just don't know," said coach Blake Shelton. "You sang that song great, I just don't know how I feel about it." Coach Christina Aguilera said she agreed with Shelton. "I think you have a special voice, but I think last week you came out here ...and got the ladies' attention and Cee Lo played into that ths week, but I…
Five things worth knowing today, April 23, 2012, in Wakefield, MA.
1. Rainy Day - Today will be cloudy with an 80 percent chance of rain, and temperatures will be in the low 50s, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Today in Wakefield sports - Boys varsity tennis plays Belmont at 3:30 p.m. at home, girls varsity tennis plays Belmont at 3:30 p.m. @ Belmont, boys varsity baseball and girls varsity softball play Melrose at 3:45 p.m. @ Melrose. 3. 'The Voice' viewing party - James Massone hits the national stage once again in the quarter finals of NBC's The Voice tonight, and one of James' favorite venues - The Greatest Bar in Boston - is holding a viewing party on the largest high-def TV in Boston. They'll also be donating 10 percent of the night's proceeds to James' charity of choice - Lady Gaga's…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Five things worth knowing today, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in Wakefield, MA.
1. A nice day - Today will be will partly sunny with a high near 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Today in Wakefield sports - Boys and girls varsity track take on Watertown today at 3:30 p.m. with the boys @ Watertown and the girls at home. Boys varsity baseball and girls varsity softball play Arlington High at 3:45 p.m. @ Arlington, and boys varsity lacross plays Marblehead at 4 p.m. at home. 3. Massone's up for voting - Wakefield resident James Massone is up for voting today for his performance last night on "The Voice." To vote, you can use the following methods up to 10 times each: phone, text, online or you can buy the performance on iTunes, which also counts as a vote. To vote by phone or text, use this list…
Monday, April 9, 2012
The singer from Wakefield performed on live television on Monday night - results will be tabulated for Tuesday night at 9 p.m.
Wakefield's own James Massone performed on live television on Monday night's episode of "The Voice" - and his fate now lies in the hands of voters in America and possibly, up to his coach to keep him from elimination. On Monday night's episode, Massone crooned the soulful Norah Jones hit "Don't Know Why," to a crowd full of screaming girls, and a panel of appreciative judges. "I almost threw my panties on the stage," said country-singer judge Blake Griffin about Massone's performance. "I'm waiting to hear the number to call, 'cause I like him." Massone himself said that working with Cee Lo Green as his coach has helped him to develop confidence in his ability as a singer. "With Cee Lo, my voice is maturing," Massone said. "I wasn't sure …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Five things worth knowing today, March 27, 2012, in Wakefield, MA.
1. The cool down - Today will be sunny with highs around 43 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Today in Wakefield sports - Does your son or daughter play a spring sport at WHS? Wakefield Patch is looking for contributors to blog about each sport this spring. Blogging is easy - just email editor Sara Jacobi at firstname.lastname@example.org. 3. #TeamMassone - Wakefield native James Massone (WHS '06) has qualified for the next round of "The Voice." Massone won his battle round over fellow performer Wade Brown, Jr. with all four judges picking him as the winner. Read more about Massone's performance on "The Voice" here. 4. Attention Democrats - The group "Going Local for Obama" will be meeting tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Re-…
Monday, March 26, 2012
The 2006 WHS grad has qualified for the live competition that starts next week on NBC's "The Voice."
Wakefield resident James Massone blew away all four judges on Monday night's episode of NBC's "The Voice," qualifying him to compete in next week's live show. In a performance of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors," Massone battled Wade Brown, Jr., of Huntsville, Alabama for the chance to become one of 24 contestants to move on in the competition. Massone, who grew up in Wakefield, MA, works at his father's auto body shop in Malden, but has always dreamed of becoming a singer. "While working hard for my father in his auto body shop, he taught me that if you work hard and dedicate yourself, you can acheive anything you want," he wrote in his blog on The Voice's website. "As I saved money working for my father, my brother and me built a studio in …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Five things worth knowing today, March 20, 2012, in Wakefield, MA.
1. Forget spring, it's summer! - Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 78 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Celebrity in town - "The Voice" contestant James Massone will be making an appearance at Galvin Middle School today as a fundraiser for the varsity dance team's trip to the Orange Bowl. Stop by between 5-8 p.m. for a meet and greet. 3. Donate your old dresses - Wakefield High School is hosting its 2nd annual dress drive. This year, dresses will be donated to Becca’s Closet, a chapter of the Donate My Dress Organization. All dresses will be donated to girls who could otherwise not afford to attend their formal events. The school will be collecting dresses from now through March 23. 4. Financial Aid Night…
Friday, March 2, 2012
James Massone, who is a contestant on NBC's singing competition, "The Voice" appeared on NECN to talk about his experience on the show.
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Friday, March 2, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
James Massone, a Wakefield native, was accepted into NBC's singing competition in an episode that aired on Monday night.
A Wakefield native joined NBC's singing compeition "The Voice" on Monday night. James Massone, 23 a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School Class of 2006, performed a cover of "Find your Love" by Drake and was accepted onto the show. "This audition is the biggest thing I've ever done," he said on the show. Massone's performance wowed three out of the four coaches, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera. "I was so pleased to hear your voice because it has such a quality about it," said Cee Lo Green. "It was very calm, it was very smooth, and clear." Massone then had to choose which coach to work with between the three grammy-nominated choices. He chose to work with Cee Lo Green. "I've got to go with Cee Lo," he said, in …