While in Scouts, Pip sang at Courts of Honor and other troop functions.
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. Continue reading
Earlier this month, I mentioned that Pip wowed the crowd at the BSA’s National Annual Meeting with his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Now you can see what all the fuss was about.
Pip Arnold, the Eagle Scout who snagged the spotlight on The Voice, received rave reviews from the gathering of volunteers and professionals in Orlando.
Here’s the video, courtesy of Tim Lawler and his team: Continue reading
Once again, everyone is singing Pip’s praises.
This morning, Phillip Arnold, whom you probably know from my posts about The Voice, performed an impressive rendition of ”The Star-Spangled Banner.”
After that final note, the crowd at the Americanism Breakfast at the BSA’s National Annual Meeting in Orlando roared its approval for the Eagle Scout from Georgia. Later, several volunteers and professionals came over to shake his hand and pose for pictures.
On The Voice, he finished 12th (still impressive considering that thousands auditioned), but in this room, he was clearly No. 1.
I’ll upload the video next week. For now, check out the picture above of Leann (my wife), Pip, and me.
Stay in touch with Pip
His time on The Voice is over, but his music career is just beginning.
Follow him on Twitter or help him start his first album by contributing to his Kickstarter — er, I mean PipStarter — campaign.
What do you think?
At which nationally televised sporting event do you think Pip should sing the National Anthem next?
Adam Levine warned his team that nobody was safe, and then he proved it.
Adam eliminated Pip, the Eagle Scout from Georgia, at the end of last night’s episode of The Voice. This twist denied Pip’s supporters the chance to vote to save him.
I gotta say, I’m sorry to see Pip go. I was an instant fan after his rendition of “House of the Rising Sun” during the blind auditions. And after speaking with the young man on the phone a couple of months ago, I was even more impressed by the 19-year-old’s maturity and humility. No surprise for an Eagle Scout, I guess.
So Pip is off The Voice, but I’ve got a feeling his journey is just beginning. He’s got the right look, strong singing skills, and — just as important — a great attitude. Continue reading
For Pip, the stakes keep getting higher.
The 19-year-old Eagle Scout sings live tonight on NBC’s The Voice with even more on the line.
Pip grew up singing at Eagle Scout courts of honor.
In other words, he needs your help more than ever.
Here’s tonight’s twist: After each of the four singers on Pip’s team performs, coach Adam Levine must instantly eliminate one member of his team. (Cee Lo Green will do the same for his team.)
“There’s more pressure,” Pip told me, “but in a way it’s more exciting. It adds another factor to the show that we haven’t had before.”
Assuming Pip survives that cut, the power again shifts to you, me, and millions more watching at home. With more on the line, Team Bowtie and Team Scouting must do even more to keep Pip in the running.
Here’s how to do your Good Turn for this Eagle Scout singer:
Missed last night’s live episode of The Voice? I’ve got you covered.
Check out the video below to see Pip, the Eagle Scout I’ve been telling you about for months, sing “When You Were Young” by The Killers.
Tonight at 9/8 Central on NBC we’ll learn whether the votes from Team Scouting and Team Bowtie were enough to send Pip to the next round.
Here’s hoping! Continue reading
Updated with voting info — see in red below. Voting closes at 10 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, April 10.
If everybody gets 15 minutes of fame, Pip is in overtime.
The Eagle Scout who grew up singing at troop courts of honor has been on screen for at least 20 minutes so far on The Voice, NBC’s top-rated reality singing competition.
While in Scouts, Pip sang at courts of honor and other troop functions.
And that’s been enough for fans nationwide to get behind the Georgia native with the silky pipes. Fans of Pip are rallying on Facebook and Twitter, calling themselves Team Bowtie, a nod to the 19-year-old’s neckwear.
How is Pip handling his overnight fame? He called me last week during rehearsals in Los Angeles to share.
“I have only been on TV for 20 minutes total, but the fact that all these people are following me on Twitter and constantly messaging me and creating fan pages — it’s a little overwhelming,” he said. “These are people who have taken time out of their lives to be a part of mine. It’s a weird feeling, but it’s cool at the same time. It’s something that you worked for, and you always hoped would happen but never thought it would.”
For Pip’s dream ride to continue, though, he needs the help of Team Scouting. Read on to find out how you can do a Good Turn for this Eagle Scout.
Finally, the wait is over!
After more than a month since he last sang, Pip, the bow tie-wearing Eagle Scout who grew up singing at troop courts of honor, took the stage last night on NBC’s The Voice.
We’re in the battle rounds, and the format is simple: Two singers share the stage for a duet, and just one moves on.
Pip, a Georgia native whose real name is Phillip Arnold, battled against Nathan Parrett, a 24-year-old swim instructor from North Carolina. The pair performed “You Know I’m No Good,” Amy Winehouse’s 2007 hit.
Both singers impressed. Pip and Nathan shared a “wonderful, amazing duet,” said their coach, Adam Levine. But who made it through the battle?
Watch for yourself below, or read on to find out…
Long before he turned judges’ chairs on The Voice, Eagle Scout Phillip Arnold turned heads on a much smaller stage.
Phillip, who goes by the stage name Pip, sharpened his singing skills at Boy Scout courts of honor as a member of Marietta, Ga., Troop 287.
Pip’s mom, Chris, has been searching for a video of one of his performances for weeks, and finally — success! — a fellow parent tracked down one from 2003. Watch it below.
I think you’ll agree that Pip’s natural singing ability was already evident nine years ago. And even though the crowd here was 15,999,950 people smaller than the audience for The Voice, Pip still shines.
“I think of every performance as big — even a court of honor,” Pip told me in an interview last month. “I try and give everything I have in every performance. I think being emotionally invested in each performance is what I try to bring.”
Speaking of big performances, Pip’s next appearance on The Voice is Monday, March 19, at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Central) on NBC. He’ll compete against another singer in the battle rounds where the winner advances to the live shows. If he moves on, he’ll need our votes to keep him alive on the show!
UPDATE (March 14, 2012): — I have just confirmed that Pip’s battle episode will air 8/7 Central on Monday, March 19!
Good thing a Scout is Brave. Phillip Arnold will need all the courage he can get.
The Eagle Scout singer, who goes by the stage name “Pip,” is entering the battle round on NBC’s hit reality singing show, The Voice.
Three weeks have passed since the blind audition episode where Pip blew away the judges — and me — with his rendition of “House of the Rising Sun.” (If you missed it, click here and watch it immediately!)
Of the 75 singers from last round, only six got all four judges to press their “I Want You” button. Pip was one of the six, a clear sign he’s an early favorite.
But he can’t rest on his laurels. It’s time for Pip to go head-to-head with a competitor: Two singers enter, and just one moves on.