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'The Voice' winner Brynn Cartelli adjusting to life back in WMass

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Brynn Cartelli is adjusting to life back at home in Longmeadow after winning season 14 of 'The Voice.' 

The 15 year old said that it's been an absolutely crazy ride so far and she's excited to see where it takes her.

It's hard to remember that Cartelli is just 15 years old. 

We caught up with Cartelli at her Longmeadow home, a bit of a breather after an early morning appearance on Springfield's Mix 93.1.

This new life - as the winner of 'The Voice' - is still a surprise. 

"As soon as I heard my name, it was a huge shock for me and I didn't expect it at all," Cartelli said.

Cartelli is soaking it all in, but there's no way around it.  Life is different.

"It's been really crazy and I've been trying to just continue with all the normal things as much as I can, but you know my life.  As much as it would be nice for it to stay similar to how it was before, it's...I can't help the fact that it's changing," Cartelli explained. 

Before 'The Voice,'  Cartelli told Western Mass News that field hockey and lacrosse were her life.  Singing was just a hobby.

"I do this every day.  I sing every day, no matter if it's on a national TV show or in my backyard or in my room or whatever," Cartelli noted.

Cartelli's mother, Deb, added, "This is our life...making sandwiches...this is the true girl right here."

Dad Damon and younger brother Jack are keeping it all real and keeping her grounded. 

"I know she has a lot of balls in the air," Deb Cartelli added.

Also, keeping a sense of humor.

"Thanks babe!  [Babe?]  Thanks babes!  Thanks dudes.  Her nickname is dudes," Deb added.

Cartelli is still trying to wrap-up her freshman year at Longmeadow High School.

"To sit on my living room couch and watch her win, it was great.  It was great," said Marianne Smith, Cartelli's counselor at Longmeadow High School/

Smith and Cartelli's teachers at Longmeadow High worked with her remotely to keep her up to speed.

"So the same focus that you saw on 'The Voice' is the same focus that she exhibits every day and did exhibit every day at Longmeadow High School.  She's just a hard, hard worker," Smith added.

What's next?  Writing songs and recording an album.  

"It's super inspiring to be finally in it, in the music industry, and surrounded by people who want to work with me and are interested and have really great ideas.  I'm just soaking it all up and I'm hoping that I can just like knock it out because I'm super excited," Cartelli noted.

Cartelli said that because of the demands of the show and her upcoming album, she will likely do her sophomore year of high school on-line. 

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