Jershika Maple on her time on NBC's The Voice and what is next for the Shreveport local – Shreveport Times

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Shreveport native Jershika Maple sang her coronary heart out week after week on NBC’s The Voice and is now taking a well-deserved break. 
Filming on the singing competitors present wrapped on Tuesday evening with Maple discovering out she had are available in fifth place after experiencing two again to again weeks within the backside three. In Monday’s finale, Maple carried out twice, first singing “I am Goin’ Down” by Mary J. Blige after which Adele’s “Rolling within the Deep” by which the latter had the viewers and Twitter excited. Maple even questioned if possibly she ought to have been doing Adele songs from the start after the optimistic reactions to the tough music. 
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Not many contestants make two comebacks, however Maple’s followers pulled her by means of twice after her votes landed her within the backside. She admits that it was “an emotional rollercoaster journey; it was robust to remain robust in that second” after discovering out she must sing once more for the second time for the immediate save. 
“I felt like I had carried out one in all my greatest performances the evening earlier than and right here I’m getting knocked again down.” 
Tuesday evening’s two-hour finale outcomes present had a variety of enjoyable packed into it with performances by Carrie Underwood, Walker Hayes, Alicia Keys and plenty of extra. Plus the entire coaches carried out duets with their remaining contestants. With all the things else behind her, Maple got down to make it the evening enjoyable, irrespective of the outcomes on the finish.
“I advised myself that I’m gonna have enjoyable and that is my final time hitting the stage and I simply actually needed to reside within the second. That’s what it was all about for me, particularly since I had made it this far and I labored my butt off to get right here and I simply felt like I had nothing else to show.” 
Regardless of the outcomes, Maple is grateful for the experiences, connections and publicity The Voice has given her. She is aware of that profitable is not all the things and is simply grateful to have the expertise and believes it is what you do after filming wraps that really makes you profitable. Competitors exhibits like The Voice, American Idol and The X Issue have all produced completed artists who did not win the title. 
As for what’s subsequent, presently, Maple is having fun with her downtime and plans to spend the vacations having fun with her household and a while off earlier than she hits the bottom working within the New 12 months. She has an amazing quantity of bookings and is within the means of recording her first solo album and hopes to go on tour quickly. She needs to maneuver to tv and movie and has desires of going to Broadway. And people desires might not be too far out of attain or far off the horizon. 
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To anybody nervous about going after what they need, Maple says that “it does not damage to strive. My recommendation is to simply say sure to a few of the alternatives that come your approach which can be main, that you could be be scared to step out on religion to do.” 
Maple plans to maintain her social media very lively to maintain her followers up to date and engaged. You’ll find her on Facebook as Jershika Maple Music, on Instagram as @jershika_ and on Twitter as @jershikajmaple. 
Lastly, Maple wish to thank Shreveport for the love and assist, “I might be nothing with out you guys.”
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Meredith G. White is the humanities and tradition reporter for the Shreveport Instances. You’ll find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and electronic mail her at 


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