Bishop Shanahan graduate Gina Castanzo has been busy since her appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” two years ago, writes Robyn Smith for The Breeze, James Madison University’s student-run newspaper.
Now a JMU sophomore majoring in media arts and design and minoring in music, Castanzo has produced two albums in a little more than a year.
The West Chester native started writing songs and performing when she was 14. Her audition for “The Voice” was not planned. Castanzo was going to see “Phantom of the Opera” with her mother and discovered that auditions were being held that same weekend. She sang “Cecilia and the Satellite” and easily got through.
She was on Blake Shelton’s team before being cut in the ninth episode during the battle rounds.
After the show, she signed a contract with Raw Life Records. My Weakness, her first album, was released in February 2017, and her second album, Free Your Soul, followed five months later.
“Gina’s amazing,” said her drummer, Daniel “Buddy” Mazzenga. “She always has tons of energy.”
Read more about Gina Castanzo in The Breeze here.