Vocal performance major Nicole Boulris has been chosen as one of 11 finalists to become the 2017-2018 season national anthem singer for the Nashville Predators. Each of the finalists will perform tonight at the Predators Open House before a panel of celebrity judges and fans who will then choose this season’s one singer.
Hearing about the opportunity from the Belmont School of Music, Boulris said she never expected to go as far as she has. “I heard about the audition on the School of Music’s Facebook page and thought, ‘hey that looks fun,’ so I submitted a video. I really did not have any expectations of making it to the top 11. Low and behold, I did!”
Currently in her second year at Belmont, Boulris said it was music that brought her to campus. She has been singing her whole life and first got serious about performing solo a few years ago. She hopes to continue performing and making music after graduation, but would love the opportunity to teach, too.
Still trying to find her “unique style,” Boulris said she draws her inspiration from a few sources including her faith, family, friends and other artists including worldwide sensation Adele.