Detroit's Beth Griffith-Manley Talks Competing on 'The Voice'

April 8, 2019

Detroit has some seriously great representation on this season of The Voice!

Local artist Beth Griffith-Manley, who is competing as a member of #TeamLegend, has made it to the Battle Rounds, and will sing her heart out in order to make it to the next level of the show.

Griffith-Manley, who grew up in Detroit and is the daughter of Johnny Griffith of The Funk Brothers, got her start singing with Grammy Award-winner Anita Baker, and has performed all around the world. Her credits also include appearing as Whitney Houston's stand-in and body double in the 2012 film Sparkle, serving as a principle singer on Dancing with the Starsand providing background vocals for fellow Detroit artist, Kem.

While recently spending some time at home between rounds, Griffith-Manley stopped by MusicTown Detroit for an interview on Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi, where she admitted she never saw herself participating in a singing competition show, and even declined an offer to be on The Voice a few years back because she was taking care of her mom at the time.

After her mom got better and Beth dropped an album, she was contacted by the show again; incidentally after telling her manager that she was interested in branching out in her career to promote her record.

"It's been one the most amazing things I've ever done," Griffith-Manley told host Pam Rossi. "You think about all of the people who have all these dreams and all these aspirations, and then you get down to the blind audition and then you're one of the Top 48. It's unbelievable, statistic-wise."

Griffith-Manley originally entered the show on Kelly Clarkson's team, and after being eliminated in her first Battle Round, was saved almost immediately by John Legend and added to his team.

Regarding being stolen for Legend's team, Griffith-Manley explained, "I wasn't prepared and then I heard the 'boom,' and from where I was standing, I couldn't tell who his the [button]...and then I see it was John. I was so happy."

Be sure to keep up with The Voice on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm to root for Beth Griffith-Manley and watch her entire interview with Pam Rossi below!