Rebecca spoke to reporters on a recent conference call about choosing Adam over Christina, her emotions during the battle round, and her plans for the future...
What was going through your head when you heard that you'd be singing 'Creep'? "I absolutely love that song. I love Radiohead, I love 'Creep', it's certainly one of the great rock anthems from my childhood and early life. I'd never gotten an opportunity to perform it before, but I'd definitely sung along to it in my car quite a bit! As soon as I got the song selection, it just lit my heart up. I was just so happy to get to sing that song."
How did you feel right after and during the performance? "During the performance, I felt completely terrified and exhilarated all at the same time. I was thrilled to be on that stage and I worked really, really hard with Devon. We practised 24/7 for days on end, practically, and so by the time we got on stage it just kind of felt like you drop a quarter in the slot and see how it falls. I actually had to watch again last night just to remember how it happened because it was such a blur. I was incredibly proud of both of us."
Do you think things would have been different if the public was able to vote? "I definitely didn't ever anticipate that I would be the winner of the show; it wasn't a goal of mine. My goal was just to be involved. I didn't have an attitude of in-it-to-win-it, I was just in it to experience it and sing for a new audience. With that being the case, you know all but one person is going to get rejected at some point or become the winner and get all the fame and glory and what not. I think I'd rather leave on a high note having sung a great song I love with a person I respect, and have it be a decision made by one person who, for better or worse, said he struggled with the decision, rather than the implication being, 'Oh, you were rejected by the country', which is going to be hard. I don't know if that would be easy for me to handle, because I love the country and I love singing for people so I would hate to think that there were a lot of people out there who didn't vote."
Why did you pick Adam over Christina as your mentor "I could have spent ten years debating that. I take a long time making decisions usually and, unfortunately, I only had ten seconds. All I really had to go on in that moment was this feeling in my gut that told me that if I got to spend ten minutes alone in a room with someone in the entertainment industry, I would like for it to be someone who has launched their career by writing their own music, because that's a part of what I do that's incredibly important to me... Even though Christina has been involved in her song writing in recent years, that's not what launched her career. Whereas, with Adam Levine, that's 100% of what launched his career. But, I will be very honest and say that if I didn't know any of that in the moment I was making my decision, if I was just basing it on the energy that each coach was giving me during my performance and in their follow-up comments, I would have gone with Christina. She was giving me the most beautiful, nurturing, warm energy that I have possibly ever received from somebody while I was singing."
What are you doing next? "I'm really excited about the summer. Right after I left LA I got offers for a couple of music festivals that I've always wanted to perform at. I'll be performing main stage at the Kerrville Folk Festival, in Kerrville, TX and also at the High Sierra Music Festival, in Quincy, CA. Those have both been big goals of mine and I was really proud that I was offered those opportunities before I was able to announce that I was on The Voice. It just meant a lot to me that they wanted me on the merit of that and not on the national exposure. Both festivals were of course thrilled when they found out I was going to be on NBC! I've got a tour surrounding the High Sierra date; it's not a huge tour, but I'll be playing shows in San Francisco and LA at little listening rooms. I'll also be playing some shows in the North East in July - up in New York and Philly - and basically just trying to go to the cities that have supported me in the last four years of touring and give an intimate acoustic performance."
The Voice continues Wednesday at 10/9c on NBC
Watch Rebecca Loebe's battle round performance with Devon Barley below: