Run on reality music show ends for area trio The Bundys

Wyoming, Ohio natives Ryan, 25, Megan, 31, and Katey, 28, make up the sibling trio The Bundys that were selected to be on The Voice on NBC. Pictured is the group in their hotel room after being selected to be on Kelly Clarkson’s team on The Voice. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BUNDYS/TWITTER
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Wyoming, Ohio natives Ryan, 25, Megan, 31, and Katey, 28, make up the sibling trio The Bundys that were selected to be on The Voice on NBC. Pictured is the group in their hotel room after being selected to be on Kelly Clarkson’s team on The Voice. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BUNDYS/TWITTER

Area trio The Bundys were knocked out Tuesday of NBC's "The Voice" after the show's Cross Battle round.

On Monday night, The Bundys — who consist of sisters Megan, 31, and Katey, 28, and Ryan, 26 — competed against Andrew Sevener, a 22-year-old Texan. Viewers voted for their favorite performer, and Sevener edged the trio from Wyoming, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati.

All three are graduates of Wyoming High School and Miami University in Oxford.

Katey told the Journal-News after Monday's performance it was "such a crazy night, but so much fun." On Tuesday, she expressed her disappointment about the end but joy being on the show.

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Reporter Michael D. Pitman interviews Katey Bundy of the trio The Bundys, who are on season 16 of The Voice on NBC.

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“So bummed, but so happy at the same time,” she texted.

Moments after they were knocked out, they tweeted, “What an amazing journey!”

 

The Bundys, the first trio ever to perform on the show, made it onto the show after coaches Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson wanted them on their team, but The Bundys chose to be on Clarkson’s team.

“Kelly right off the bat wanted to tackle the group dynamic,” Ryan said on why they chose the first winner of American Idol. “So just between that and what she was saying — and how excited she was — we just got really excited about it in the moment.”

They won their Battle Round, teaming up with 14-year-old New Yorker Mikaela Astel. They performed Eva Cassidy’s “Songbird,” a favorite of The Bundys.

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“The Voice” is a national singing competition with four recording artists serving as coaches. Contestants are eliminated after the various rounds. The winning act wins a cash prize and a recording contract, but the show has catapulted the careers of many artists who fell just short of winning.

The Bundys told the Journal-News they wanted to appear on the show in hopes it would get them out their "road rut." The trio has a 12-song album titled Louisiana Avenue (2015) and a six-song album titled Before I Go (2017) and believed "The Voice" was the opportunity they needed.

 

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