The Voice contestant Jermaine Paul has said that Alicia Keys has been a great support for him.
Paul worked as a back-up singer for Keys prior to auditioning for the second season of The Voice, where he became a member of Blake Shelton's team after his blind audition performance of 'Complicated' by Avril Lavigne.
During an appearance on Today this morning, he was asked if Keys was supporting him.
"She really is. She's been a very strong support for me and she's pushing me every step of the way," he replied. "I've actually been here a couple of times with her, we've done a couple of morning shows, it's really cool to be here for myself."
Paul was joined on Today by fellow Team Blake contestant Charlotte Sometimes and Broadway veteran Tony Vincent, who is a member of Cee Lo Green's team.
Watch Jermaine, Charlotte and Tony on Today below:
The Voice wrapped its blind auditions stage last week, with Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo and Adam Levine each completing their team of contestants for season two.
Battle rounds begin tonight (March 5), which will see each of the coaches reducing their team of 12 artists to just six after pitting them against each other on stage.
Each coach will choose two artists to go head-to-head performing the same song and will decide on the basis of the performance which artist to send home and which to advance in the competition.
Coaches will help prepare their artists for battle by inviting special guest mentors to instruct their team. Among those mentoring this season are Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Miranda Lambert, Alanis Morissette and Ne-Yo.