Last night’s finale of Season 4 of The Voice got me thinking about Pip, the Eagle Scout who got much more than 15 minutes of fame as a contestant on Season 2 of the hit NBC show.
Pip, known in his Scouting days as Phillip Arnold, started singing at Boy Scout courts of honor as a member of Marietta, Ga., Troop 287. Years later, Pip appeared on The Voice and advanced to the quarterfinals as a member of Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine’s hand-picked team.
If you missed Season 2, take five minutes to watch my favorite Pip performance, his rendition of “House of the Rising Sun.” I got chills when I first heard it.
A few months after his time on The Voice, Pip flew to Orlando, Fla., to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of 1,500 Scouting volunteers and professionals at the BSA’s 2012 National Annual Meeting. Catch the video of his performance below.
A year later, Pip’s music career hasn’t slowed. He released his debut album in January, and on June 25 he’ll perform in a concert at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Ga.
Learn much more at his official site, and join me in wishing Pip continued success as he pursues his passion for performance.