‘The Voice’s’ Amber Carrington: I Couldn’t Sing

“I’ve cried so many times this week,” “The Voice” hopeful Amber Carrington confessed to TODAY.com after Monday night’s performance show. “It’s been really stressful.”

The Team Adam singer’s mother recently passed away. Then, in the midst of the competition, Amber found herself getting sick. And as if she wasn’t already feeling overwhelmed, she had two particularly challenging songs to perform on the hit NBC series this week — one of them originally recorded by her coach, Adam Levine, and his band Maroon 5.

“I could not sing this week worth a flip. My throat was having tons of issues, and I had to go to the doctor,” Amber said. “My (iTunes) recording session was horrible. ‘Firework’ killed me all week.”