BRAIDEN SUNSHINE, Lyme resident and Lyme/Old Lyme High School sophomore has advanced to the #VoiceTop11 contestants in the NBC very popular network singing competition The Voice.  Braiden 15, is the youngest contestant in the history of the program which is in its 9th Season and is the only contestant from the state of Connecticut.


Braiden started this unusual chapter in his life when his mother, Elizabeth Sunshine, took him to New Jersey to screening auditions for The Voice. He was selected and at the aired premier blind auditions in California, after turning 2 chairs, Braiden chose Gwen Stefani for his coach. In the following weeks, he won the Battle and the Knockout rounds which earned him a place in the Live Playoffs. His flawless first live performance of Bread’s “Everything I Own” advanced him to the #VoiceTop12 group.  Monday, his performance of Styx’s ”Renegade” rocked the stage and pushed his recording to #1 on iTune Rock Charts also earning him a place in the #VoiceTop11 group.


The Voice airs Monday nights on NBC at 8:00 pm bringing all the contestants to compete for advancement to the next level. MONDAY NIGHTS AMERICA VOTES!  On Tuesday nights the results of America’s vote are revealed and the two contestants with the lowest number of votes perform for the instant audience save. The winner moves forward.


Your vote is the deciding factor as to how far Braiden Sunshine will go in this journey. Below are a few pointers as to how to vote.


  1. On your smartphone         (10 votes)

Download TheVoice App    –    and vote for Braiden.

(Choose his picture & slide the ball up to 10 votes. Make sure to save your votes.)


  1. Online in your computer or phone    (10 votes)     OR        (Click on the word VOTE on the red strip at top)


  1. Download from   (1 vote – or 10 votes!!!)      (If Braiden’s song get to 10 of Top 200 Chart, this vote counts as 10!!! )Tune in on NBC at 8 pm Mondays for the Live Competitions and Tuesdays for the results, and don’t forget to support our Connecticut representative Braiden Sunshine with your vote. Voting starts at 8pm Monday and closes at noon on Tuesday eastern standard time. Braiden Wants and Needs Your Votes!
  3.       Purchase from iTunes, at the end of the program, the song Braiden performs that night.