Super opportunity starts Sunday for Reno’s Whitney Myer |

Super opportunity starts Sunday for Reno’s Whitney Myer

Tim Parsons
Clayton Beck and Ricky De La RosaReno's Whitney Myer will appear this season on "The Voice," with debuts on NBC after the Super Bowl.

Touching down for a new season immediately after the Super Bowl is a high-profile singing competition that will give a Reno artist national exposure.

Whitney Myer will appear on NBC’s “The Voice,” which debuts Sunday after the Patriots-Giants football game.

Myer’s performance was taped earlier and she is under contract to not give too many details or if her audition would be aired Sunday.

“I can say that everybody can tune in Feb. 5 to see my results and that blind auditions will continue (on following episodes),” she said Wednesday.

The program stars Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. After Sunday’s season debut, it will be aired at 8 p.m. on Mondays. The winner of the competition will receive $100,000 and a record deal.

Myer, a University of Nevada, Reno graduate, has written songs since she was 13 years old. The Whitney Myer Band includes the lead singer’s father, Scott Myer, and uncle Fred Myer and Gia Torscaso. Scott and Fred Myer were members of a Reno band, the Mudsharks.

The Whitney Myer Band will release a single on iTunes, “Broken,” within the next two weeks, she said.

The Whitney Myer Band will perform Feb. 10 at Plan B in Carson City. On March 25 the band will return to its familar venue the Crystal Bay Casino.

“Whitney is a little firecracker,” the casino manager, Bill Wood, said. “She’s a bundle of blues-infused R&B, soul and funk. She handles the audience like a veteran with great energy and has a fantastic stage presence. Everyone at the CBC is pulling for her.”

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