The Voice contestant Sisaundra Lewis is killing it on the show for season 6. Check out these 5 Fast Facts to get to know Lewis a little better.
1. The First Time Lewis’ Mother Has Seen her Perform Was on The Voice
Last night was a big night for Lewis. It was the first time her 76-year-old mother had ever seen her sing outside of church. Lewis was one of eight children and used to sing in her father’s church, so her mother hasn’t been too thrilled about her singing career thus far. Nonetheless, Lewis became so emotional seeing her mother in the audience that she was brought to tears and couldn’t resist blowing her mom kisses.
2. Lewis Used to Sing Back-Up for Celine Dion
Sisaundra Lewis was once a back-up singer for Celine Dion and actually sang one of the songs she performed for Dion on The Voice – “River Deep, Mountain High.” Not only did Lewis sing for Dion, she also shared the stage with stars including Michael Bolton, George Duke, Sheila E., Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, and Patti LaBelle.
3. She Released her First Single in 2005
Powerhouse Lewis actually released her first single “Shout” in September 2005 before releasing her full album. The album was also titled “Shout.” As a recording artist, she dropped the “Lewis” and just went by the name Sisaundra.
4. Writing and Production Skills Have Brought her Success Over the Years
In addition to singing, Lewis has had her hand in song-writing and production, having worked with big artists like Sean “Diddy” Combs, Emilio Estefan, David Foster, Marvin Hamlisch, Sting, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many others, according to Wikipedia.
5. Sisaundra Lewis Has Touched on Every Aspect of the Entertainment Industry
Not only has Lewis succeeded with a beautiful voice, writing talents, and production skills, she’s also dabbled in many other areas of the industry. Wikipedia lists the host of esteemed gigs Lewis has landed throughout her career:
She has done many productions and voiceover/jingle work in TV commercials for a wide variety of products including Folgers Coffee, Sprite, Slimfast, Doublemint Gum, Sears, Arby’s, Ziploc Bags, Coppertone and Dr. Pepper. She performed with Cirque du Soleil’s show La Nouba in 2003 and from 2006-2012. She is also featured on the La Nouba DVD, filmed live in 2003 … In 2009, she was narrator in the documentary Sustaining Life written and directed by Robert Hess documenting ways to end extreme poverty in the world. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009.