Last year, Carter Rubin won Season 19 of The Voice, making him the youngest-ever male winner. Rubin was coached by Gwen Stefani during his time on the show.
In December, Rubin, who is just 15, sat down with TV Insider to discuss his career and what’s next for the teen sensation.
Asked how he felt after his big win, Rubin shared, “I’m feeling pretty good. I feel victorious. It still hasn’t hit me yet. I’m still in shock, but so grateful and blessed to have gotten to this point. I’m still trying to comprehend what just happened.”
Asked what his upcoming plans are, Rubin shared, “Well, Gwen has encouraged me to start writing some music, and that’s definitely what I plan on doing. I have some songs in the folder that I want to record. I definitely want to get in the studio and start putting music out there for people to hear, and then, once COVID is over, I want to perform in front of live audiences again.”
Read on to learn more.
He Has Been Recording Videos on Social Media
According to Screen Rant, Rubin has stayed busy since winning Season 19 of The Voice.
As made evident by his Instagram, Rubin has been busy creating videos of himself performing his own songs and a variety of covers.
As the outlet noted, in a recent interview, Blake Shelton said that the teenager “has the potential to have a very big career beyond winning ‘The Voice'”… Blake also revealed that Gwen Stefani had already connected Carter with her own management team.
What to Know About Carter Rubin?
What is there to know about Rubin?
According to Country Living, the singer hails from Long Island, New York.
Rubin was bullied at school. Before performing “You Say” on the show, he shared with audiences, “Being a 14-year-old boy in middle school-slash-high school that sings, not very athletic… most boys my age their voices have already dropped down,” he said. “So I have been picked on by other kids for being this different, unique individual.”
“As I get older, I realize being unique isn’t a bad thing,” he added.
Something that fans may not know is that Rubin’s grandfather was a backup vocalist and guitarist for the rock group Jay and the Americans– they’re known for the songs, “Come a Little Bit Closer” and “This Magic Moment.”
In an interview with TVLine, Rubin was asked, when he was standing next to Jim Ranger, if he was trying not to throw up during The Voice finale.
He replied, “Well, I was definitely nervous, but I just kind of went in with the mindset like, ‘OK, whatever happens happens.’ He says that Gwen told him, ‘Just remember, this is a moment in your life. And no matter what happens, you have such a big future ahead of you.’ So I already felt like a winner. And then Carson Daly called my name, and I just collapsed. I couldn’t believe it.”
The Voice airs Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on NBC.