Jéssica Amicucci of The Voice Argentina: A Conversation in Hope
Posted Monday, September 27th 2021 by Meredith Davis
So many incredible talents walk through the doors of New York Vocal Coaching. They go on to great success in musical performance, business, and instruction of their own. One such success story is graduate of the Voice Teacher Training Course and contestant on The Voice Argentina, Jessica Maison.
But more than the success, Jessica has discovered the true meaning of her art. We hope that through her encouraging words, our readers can find the same glorious purpose!
Where did your love of music come from?
It started with my grandmother. She was a classical singer and she transmitted this love for music to me, especially for opera in the beginning. She was also my first voice teacher.
Is that where you got your start?
It was mainly just listening to opera music. But today, I like to sing more modern pop ballads.
Our readers would love to hear about your time on The Voice Argentina!
I always dreamed of being on a television show like that since I was a child. I started auditioning for the show when I was really young, actually when I was seven. There were many times where I didn’t make the cut. But it was a dream come true when I did!
You have to try and try and never loose hope! And that’s something that Justin transmits to his students; don’t lose the hope.
How were you able to maintain your vocal health during the run of the show?
You have a lot of casting and rehearsals to go through before you’re on the big stage and before the blind auditions. You don’t see that part of the show beforehand. I probably sang my songs a million times before I actually got on stage.
Of course I was really nervous before. I had a lot of voices that told me 'you can’t do this.’ But something inside of me told me ‘you can do this; you’ve been waiting for this your whole life.’ I think when you’re prepared nothing can stop you.
Sometimes with the nerves, it was hard to keep the vocal control, but the most important thing was to put my heart out there.
How did the Voice Teacher Training Course help you prepare for musical moments such as this?
When I did the voice teaching training with Justin, something I found so liberating was this: that imperfections are part of our art. You don’t have to be afraid to fail, to sing out of tune, etc. The most important is to put your heart in your work. When you hear the music start, you have to find your refuge in those first chords, in those feelings and what it means for you.
What’s your next big goal?
I love to teach and I love to share music with others. I learn a lot from my students and sometimes more than I know. That’s what Justin taught us in the course. To be a partner for your students. To be a friend. To witness their journey through their voice.
I would also love to continue singing and performing live. I love writing songs and I’m just not starting to share that side of me. I think that composing and writing is important to find yourself as an artist.
Any songs you’re working on right now?
One song that is very special to me is about a huge fight I’ve had with myself on taking risks. I studied law in school. I am a lawyer as well as a singer. But this is what I love to do. And for a time it was hard to accept that and embrace that.
And now I’m here! I’m in the present and so happy because I had to fight for this, and fight with myself.
The song is called “Under My Pillow.” It centers on that moment when you go to sleep and start to think ‘what am I doing with my life?’ You ask ‘am I happy or is something missing?’ So this song is my own journey.
What are some final thoughts you’d like to share with our readers?
The blind audition was really important to me. In fact, it was the moment of glory I had always dream of. It was my moment of ‘if want it, I can do anything!’
And in my case, it was four chairs turning. But even if no body had turned their chair, I knew I had made it! You need to know that you are special for being there. And at the end of the day, it’s just a television show. Your success does not depend on it! You are brave for just being there.
You are special and important and you have a whole career yet to come. This is just one step.
Connect with Jéssica on Instagram: @jess.amicucci
Meredith is the Studio Manager at New York Vocal Coaching, as well as an experienced actor, director, and choreographer. She served as the director of Musical Theatre for the North Carolina Young Artists Program. During the summer of 2011, 2012 and 2013, NCYAP traveled internationally to Bulgaria and Italy to perform her works. She has also worked as the Assistant to the Producer of North Carolina Theatre where she maintained the daily workings of every production throughout the spring season of 2013.
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