The Barnegat Light singer placed second on ‘The Voice’ and is hunting a record deal
Adam Levine’s secret recipe for “The Voice” breakout Matt McAndrew? “Whole milk and pizza,” the skinny Barnegat Light singer deadpans.
Seriously? McAndrew laughs and says that while Levine did want him to bulk up — “He didn’t want me to look small on camera” — the best piece of advice the Maroon 5 frontman and “Voice” mentor gave him was this: “Have fun and take it seriously, but not be like nervous wreck. The people who have the most fun are the ones who end up winning.”
McAndrew placed second to country singer Craig Wayne Boyd, but he still rode the top of the iTunes charts and was considered a frontrunner for most of the season. Not bad for a kid who claimed he used to be “terrified” at the thought of performing in front of anyone.
“Maybe this comes across in my performance and everything, but I guess I take it pretty seriously, it’s sort of like an intimate thing to share with someone,” he says in an interview this afternoon with NJ Advance Media. “It feels like a commitment to me.”