American singer, Jaclyn Bradley Palmer, was featured on The Voice of Holland, the original television show that Americans known simply as “The Voice.” The show airs each Friday at 8:30pm on RTL4 in Holland and afterward clips are available worldwide on YouTube.
A native of Ohio, USA, Palmer entered the stage with her American smile and shared a spirited song of love. Crooning with Natasha Bedingfield’s “These Words,” Jaclyn sang with guts and gusto, ending with a high note supported by her opera training. At the last moment, with the audience and her family in suspense, coach Sanne – in Holland also known as Miss Montreal- turned around and claimed Jaclyn for her team. Now Jaclyn will move forward to face an opponent in a singing battle on a future episode.
Palmer explains that performing a blind audition was an exciting, mind-blowing and completely unique growing experience. A funny story she shares is that although most contestants sing in English, all business and instructions were naturally conducted in their mother tongue.
Jaclyn, who is still learning the language, shares that producers would give 30 minutes of instructions in Dutch, and then quickly recap everything in English for her- and this took only 40 seconds! “I thought ‘surely I must be missing something!” Jaclyn explained, “but when I stepped out on that beautiful stage and the lights and music hit me, all I had to do was sing my heart out… and that was something no language barrier could change.” Luckily for her, it was enough to pique the interest of a coach and she is now officially a part of the 8th season of “The Voice of Holland.”
Palmer, the sole US expat on this season, is thrilled to be a contestant on the Dutch program, claiming that no matter where she resides, music has always been her first language. Singing since childhood, she attended Indiana University’s School of Music, obtaining a degree in operatic vocal performance.
Afterward, Jaclyn lived in both New York City and Los Angeles as a singer-songwriter where she and her compositions were featured on MTV, VH1, HGTV, Bravo and TLC. Palmer has recorded 3 full length studio albums—two in the States and one in Holland. For Palmer, the merging of art and film is also very important. Her music video “A Loaded Gun,” was official selection at the Orlando Film Festival and her latest music clip-
When not performing, Palmer can be found bedside at a hospital, using music to help others at a crucial time. As a master degreed music therapist, she received her training from Cleveland State and Colorado State University. Her specialty is supporting cancer patients during surgery and in 2012 she led the largest study in history to bring live music into the operating arena. In 2015, she moved to Utrecht, Netherlands with her husband, Oliver, an engineer and daughter, Roma, age 3, who also appear on the show.
In 2016, she was honored by her hometown who named her of Cleveland’s most interesting people. “I can hardly believe that I am officially a part of The voice of Holland this season” says Palmer, “I am so excited to be included amongst some of the greatest talent in the world and am very proud to be representing America as an artist abroad.”
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Read our Interview with Jaclyn Bradley Palmer from last year –