Lily Elise is an R&B/Pop singer from the Bay Area. She was a contestant on Season 1 of NBC's The Voice, where she was chosen by Christina Aguilera to join her team. "Lily possesses an impressive range and ad-lib capability," said pop icon Aguilera. During her time on the show, Lily Elise performed Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You," Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry," and LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade" with Aguilera and the other members of the team. Lily remains supportive of the show, the contestants, and the coaches. In a recent interview, she stated, "I learned so much about who I am as a person and as an artist ... The Voice gave me a great platform, and it's my job to spring off of that."
Since The Voice, Lily has been in the studio, writing and recording for her solo project as well as for other major artists. "I'm not just a voice; I have something to say," she explains. "Music influenced so much of who I am. I just want to give that back, whether it be through my own performance or through my songwriting"
Currently, Lily is working on her first studio album, writing with Josiah Bell (Estelle, Willow Smith, Vickie Winans, Mat Kearney "Closer To Love"), Pascal Guyon (Leona Lewis, Anthony Hamilton, Big Time Rush, Wynter Gordan), Rick Seibold (David Archuleta, Alex Lambert), Boy Reckless (Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, LeToya, B2K, Marques Houston, Usher, Juvenile) and Jared Lee Gosselin (India.Arie, Macy Gray, Floetry, Game, Corrine Bailey Rae, Young Jeezy, Keyshia Cole, and Nicole Scherzinger) just to name a few. Along with her work as an artist, Lily has been honing her skills as a songwriter, also working with Busbee, Klaus Derendorf, The SupaSonics, Highlight, and Mas Beats. Lily co-wrote 15-year-old Hungarian Idol winner Gigi Radic's first single, "Daydream," which is currently available via iTunes. In addition, another song Lily co-wrote, "'Til the Morning," by Wilde Life feat. Lily Elise, will be released this fall.
Lily Elise has been performing around Los Angeles in venues such as The Key Club, The Troubadour, and Hotel Café. She sang the national anthem at recent Dodger, USC and Giants games. Her version of "Keep on Runnin'" by Jackie Edwards is featured in the "Introducing Jot, from Ink" commercial for Chase Bank.