Dominican to audition for popular US TV show, “The Voice”

Peter Codrington

Dominican-born student in the US, Peter Whenrick Codrington, is preparing for what could be the greatest moment of his life thus far when he auditions in the 16th season of America’s most prominent television show, “The Voice.”

The 20 year-old Codrington, who was born and raised in Dominica, is currently an Aeronautics major at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in the United States.

In a recent interview, Codrington expressed his delight at being afforded this potentially life-changing opportunity.

“This is a tremendous opportunity in my life that I consider an asset both for myself and my family…” he said, “I have worked extremely hard on my voice to make it distinctive than the rest of the contestants… I think I am ready for this occasion and make it the most entertaining moments of my life…  I never thought that I would be given this chance by ‘The Voice’ producers and yet here I stand, ready for the audition!!”

Codrington started singing since he was just four years old and initially displayed his vocal talent as a Cantor of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Church in Dominica’s second town. He also sang the National Anthem at his school’s NCAA Division Basketball Games. He was motivated to test his fortune in “The Voice” by the encouragement he received from his family and friends because of his excellent voice.

When asked how he feels to be the first Dominican to audition for “The Voice,” Codrington replied, “Well… it is not the time to get ahead of ourselves. It’s just a mere audition to the producers of the show. I hope that I am provided a slot in the blind audition or even extend this journey as far as I could”

The audition will be held  on the 24th of Februaryat at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

Best wishes to Peter Codrington as he prepares for this incredible moment in his life.

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41 Comments

  1. January 7, 2019

    Go get it DA massive. Jah blessings

  2. Delicesinus
    January 7, 2019

    I will be looking and cheering you on my fellow Dominican!!! Hoping you make it to the Face off!!

  3. Ellie V
    January 7, 2019

    Congratulations Pete! Arlington Road will be tuning in. Always very proud of you! Always rooting for you! To my sister, Fiona: You did more than well…you did AMAZING!!!

  4. January 7, 2019

    Because they say Dominica is a small country is not every name you would hear about because you not going around asking every one their name congrats. to the young man keep your head high there will be haters.

  5. waters 69
    January 7, 2019

    Good Luck Young Man Hold Strong

  6. waters
    January 7, 2019

    Good luck young man hold strong

  7. don2fresh
    January 7, 2019

    chhhhh, Dominica to the world!!!! Good luck to you.

  8. Carltymas
    January 7, 2019

    Wishing you the best of luck young man. Do your best to bring home the victory, however, Win, Lose or Draw, Dominica stands with you.

  9. jahchild
    January 7, 2019

    About Dominica: Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes: hiking and adventure, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, whale/dolphin watching and canyoning adventures. Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Antilles, Air Sunshine, Coastal Air Transport, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, or WINAIR from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If travelling by sea, travelers can connect to Dominica on L’Express Des Iles ferry service from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia and on Valferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique.

  10. January 7, 2019

    If i was to jump on Linton back the comments would be endless

  11. Spanish course mate at DSC
    January 6, 2019

    Mousaad vleh it’s not a popular surname but we have a few

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/human-interest/dominican-chosen-as-2017-international-student-scholar-at-prestigious-aeronautical-university/

    It feels like just yesterday he went and study, he already doing big things. I expect nothing less keep reaching for the stars Peter

  12. Possie massive
    January 6, 2019

    Good luck Pete… Posse massive supporting strong

  13. casper
    January 6, 2019

    This surname is alive and well in DA especially in Barroui, my grand mother was a Codrington (she had two half siblings). Her father was from either Barbados or Trinidad.

    • Me
      January 8, 2019

      Well casper is your relative because he if from the same Codrington stock., the Glanvillia section.

      • casper
        January 9, 2019

        Me, thank you for this comment. I would like to know more about the Codrington family. What do you know? How can I make contact with you?

  14. Hatty
    January 6, 2019

    Congrats young man. I wish you every success.God bless

  15. Cautious
    January 6, 2019

    Yes Peter u go…show all of them especially ppl of Portsmouth who wanted your good name to go down the drain show them that you are bigger and better than them …all the best and forward ever backwards never…2019 is your reciever it with an open hand and humble heart

  16. Proud
    January 6, 2019

    Good luck to you

  17. Dominique
    January 6, 2019

    Congratulation young man for making it this far. Wishing you victory. I am certain that you will make your family and Dominicans proud..

  18. January 6, 2019

    Good luck. Jersey will be watching if God spear

  19. Mickey mouse
    January 6, 2019

    The voice is one of my favorite programme every year, I’m quite happy to know that a son of the soil is taking part in the voice. Kudos to you and we all wish you good luck. Keep reaching for the stars.

  20. Fallon
    January 6, 2019

    👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽Yessssssssssss!!! this is amazing Good Luck.

  21. Local Artist diaspora
    January 6, 2019

    Moussed Vleh is not a Dominican name so don’t be a hater, i wish him all the best and we have a lot to offer in Dominica that you have not seen or heard yet.

  22. Rawlston Pompey
    January 6, 2019

    SHOWCASING TALENT

    Whatever his ‘…dreams; …hopes and aspirations’ maybe, a very good place and start in ‘…Showcasing his Talent’, while promoting his country of birth.

    Be encouraged and press on young man.

  23. Sol's
    January 6, 2019

    Congrats,I’ll be watching.

  24. Atony at Law
    January 6, 2019

    As a Native son of Portsmouth I am very proud of you as am sure your Mother, Fiona is beaming with pride and joy right now.

  25. Way to go peter
    January 6, 2019

    Way to go Peter! Proud of you! Sda alumni !!

  26. Unknown
    January 6, 2019

    Well done buddy, go showcase that voice for them

  27. Sylvester Cadette
    January 6, 2019

    I wish Codrington all the success and pray all God’s blessings he needs to get to his dreams.

  28. January 6, 2019

    Congratulations
    Dominicans pick and choose the comments they make. I guess if it is not politics then the comment section is empty. I find that to be laughable
    Here is a young man, ambitious and proud to be from his island who is doing something great and no comments? but if it was to jump on Skerrit back then the comments would be endless
    Only Dominicans.
    No wonder we are making progress at a snails paste we only highlight the negatives.

    • Sisserou
      January 6, 2019

      So let the negatives continue to corrupt our nation? Addressing the ills of the country and promoting this talented young man are not mutually exclusive. But I know you’re an apologist so that’s the logic you’d use.

    • De Observer
      January 6, 2019

      Maja, well said! Congratulations young man…wish you much success!

    • don2fresh
      January 7, 2019

      I agree with you 100%. I ALWAYS tell Dominicans that. If the people of a country is not ready and willing to take their country to the next level, no matter what the government do or say, the country will remain stagnant. The people are the backbone of the land and should act as such.
      No one isn’t saying to keep the negative in the dark but alas, highlight the positivity with the same energy they do the negative.

  29. mine
    January 6, 2019

    Good luck young man make Dominica and you mother proud.

  30. Moussad Vleh
    January 6, 2019

    I have never heard of that name in Dominica. Good for him, all the best with getting past the producers to the blind auditions!

    • Allison Richards-Codrington
      January 6, 2019

      I was born and raised in Dominica and never heard of that surname in Dominica either. Until on one visit home at the airport, someone called and I turned around thinking it was me, turned out it wasn’t. Think my husband mentioned a long time ago an uncle moved to Dominica. Seems that’s where it started. Congratulations to the young man. May he represent Dominica well.

      • casper
        January 9, 2019

        Hello Allison, I am from the Codrington lineage in Salisbury Dominica, and would like to obtain information for my family tree. How can I make contact with your husband?

    • Atony at Law
      January 6, 2019

      He is from Portsmouth

    • Careen JACOB
      January 6, 2019

      He is from Portsmouth. We migrate a whole lot so name no longer sticks to a particular country but Codrington is a very old name in the Portsmouth. know your names history in DA.

    • De Observer
      January 6, 2019

      “Codrington” originated from Barbuda in Antigua. Actually it is the capitol of Barbua, named after Mr. Codrington. So there may be some connections…

    • Jahchild
      January 7, 2019

      About Dominica: Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes: hiking and adventure, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, whale/dolphin watching and canyoning adventures. Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Antilles, Air Sunshine, Coastal Air Transport, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, or WINAIR from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If travelling by sea, travelers can connect to Dominica on L’Express Des Iles ferry service from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia and on Valferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique.

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