53rd Post: The Voice

The Voice is an American singing competition television series broadcast on NBC. It premiered during the spring television cycle on April 26, 2011. Based on the original The Voice of Holland and part of The Voice franchise, it has aired twenty seasons and aims to find unsigned singing talent (solo or duets, professional and amateur) contested by aspiring singers, age 13 or over, drawn from public auditions.

The winner is determined by television viewers voting by telephone, internet, SMS text, and iTunes Store purchases of the audio-recorded artists’ vocal performances. They receive US$100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group for winning the competition. The winners of the twenty seasons have been:

Javier Colon
https://youtu.be/9g23jo8XBMg
“Time After Time”
Jermaine Paul
“Butterfly Kisses”
https://youtu.be/1zmj_AdF0po
Cassadee Pope
“Say It First”
https://youtu.be/gfeZ9q8ANeY
Danielle Bradbery
“The Heart of Dixie”
https://youtu.be/BylRObFjmaE
Tessanne Chin
“I Have Nothing”
https://youtu.be/vZ7Cp3_H9mg
Josh Kaufman
“One More Try”
https://youtu.be/7yAe0m_stgs
Craig Wayne Boyd
“Can’t You See”
https://youtu.be/B5V6p4ZA6Wc
Sawyer Fredericks
“What a Wonderful World”
https://youtu.be/cbjkdbpkcq4
Jordan Smith
“Only Love”
https://youtu.be/l6DPyiE5e3M
Alisan Porter (Curley Sue)
“Blue Bayou”
https://youtu.be/jhfpAmHkgcA
Sundance Head
“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”
https://youtu.be/0dUXuDt-et4
Chris Blue
“Tracks of My Tears”
https://youtu.be/V6tvrUTY0Sk
Chloe Kohanski
“Landslide”
https://youtu.be/4jiMqAMH2ms
Brynn Cartelli
“Here Comes Goodbye”
https://youtu.be/XtcQDHBf0R0
Chevel Shepherd
“The Letter”
https://youtu.be/h1kvOzH18r8
Maelyn Jarmon
“Fields of Gold”
https://youtu.be/XeNKsWdM630
Jake Hoot
“Cover Me Up”
https://youtu.be/AGgEzfbn5No
Todd Tilghman
“Sandcastles”
https://youtu.be/RQV3MW8LZp8
Carter Rubin
“Before You Go”
https://youtu.be/wzG_Wx_g4Ag

Cam Anthony (see below)

The series employs a panel of four coaches who critique the artists’ performances and guide their teams of selected artists through the remainder of the season. They also compete to ensure that their act wins the competition, thus making them the winning coach. The original panel featured Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; the panel for the upcoming twenty-first season features Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Ariana Grande.[3] Other coaches from previous seasons include Shakira, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Nick Jonas. In the fifteenth season, Kelsea Ballerini was featured as an off-screen fifth coach for “Comeback Stage” contestants. Bebe Rexha took over as the “Comeback Stage” coach for the sixteenth season.

Cam Anthony Wins!

FOUR COACH BIOS:

Blake Sheldon
Photo credit: biography.com
Bio: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biography.com/.amp/musician/blake-shelton
John Legend
Photo credit: blackenterprise.com
Bio: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biography.com/.amp/musician/john-legend
Kelly Clarkson
Photo credit: deadline.com
Bio: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biography.com/.amp/musician/kelly-clarkson
Nick Jonas
Photo credit: vogue.co.uk
Bio: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biography.com/.amp/musician/nick-jonas

TEAM BLAKE (All portraits by Chris Haston):

Cam Anthony (19)
Status: Won Battle
“Lay Me Down”
https://youtu.be/KsIeUCVO1vE
“Feeling Good”
https://youtu.be/QytWDkkstg4
From: Philadelphia, PA
Very smooth (RQ 10)
Status: The Winner!
Pete Mroz (45)
Status: Won Battle
“Can’t Find My Way Home”
https://youtu.be/EpQc_mddvRQ
“Before You Go”
https://youtu.be/V2-0yNc6IMk
From: Nashville, TN
Brassy voice, classic rock (RQ 10)
Status: Finalist
Jordan Matthew Young (34)
Status: Won Battle
“I’m No Stranger to the Rain”
https://youtu.be/QF4Fd8kYr50
From: Austin, TX
Acoustic guitar. Perfect country (RQ 10+)
Status: Eliminated
Ethan Lively (17)
Status: Won Battle
“You Look So Good in Love”
https://youtu.be/d24zyOjPbXc
From: Oliver Springs, TN
Classic cowboy (RQ 10)
Status: Eliminated

Emma Caroline (25)
Status: Lost Battle. Saved
“Slow Burn”
https://youtu.be/p3EpTSsG-_g
From: Nashville, TN
Unique country (RQ 9)
Status: Eliminated
Savanna Chestnut (25)
Status: Eliminated
“Hold Me Now”
https://youtu.be/QCMDmMn5Rew
From: Emporia, KS
Acoustic guitar, country (RQ 9)
Status: Eliminated
Conner Christian (23)
Status: Won Battle (beat Konzelman)
“Bright Lights”
https://youtu.be/OyEcc-7Bw7Q
From: Denver, CO
Bluesy, ok (RQ 8)
Status: Eliminated
Aaron Konzelman (39)
Status: Eliminated by Conner Christian
“Ordinary World”
https://youtu.be/dmuap5jgtcc
From: Waco, TX
Status: Eliminated

TEAM KELLY:

Kenzie Wheeler (22)
Status: Won Battle
“Don’t Close Your Eyes”
https://youtu.be/5bFfeiVrE_I
“Tomorrow”
https://youtu.be/Gy0cz0CfYZA
From: Dover, FL
4 chair turn, perfect 10 country
Status: Finalist
Corey Ward (34)
Status: Won Battle
“Dancing On My Own”
https://youtu.be/4mB-kNNgjwM
“Already Gone”
https://youtu.be/p-b7q9_EVFE
From: Hartsville, SC
Raspy sound (RQ 8)
Status: Finalist
Gihanna Zoe (17)
Status: Won Battle
“She Used to Be Mine”
https://youtu.be/F4cY9WhDPOc
“Glitter in the Air”
https://youtu.be/NLUhVVYcgZo
From: Riverside, CA
Piano background, beautiful vibrato, (RQ 10)
Status: Finalist
Zae Romeo (21)
Status: Won Battle
“Falling”
https://youtu.be/Hwd1dyXzGog
“Electric Love”
https://youtu.be/dwmZmYmGTNM
From: McKinney, TX
Good pop sound (RQ 9)
Status: Finalist
Anna Grace (20)
Status: Won Battle
“My Future”
https://youtu.be/Z1CDLAbHIu4
From: Milwaukee, WI
4 chair turn, slow dance (RQ 9)
Status: Eliminated

Avery Roberson (20)
Status: Stolen from Blake
“If Your Reading This”
https://youtu.be/DKDV00jg-4M
From: Forest City, NC
Excellent country singer (RQ 10)
Status: eliminated
Savannah Woods (26)
Status: Lost Battle, Saved
“Zombie”
https://youtu.be/xifes5b0g2k
From: Stanwood, WA
Acoustic guitar, raspy (RQ 9)
Status: Eliminated
JD Casper (38)
Status: Eliminated
“How To Save a Life”
https://youtu.be/6ocymEK7pFY
From: Bradford, PA
Acoustic guitar, country (RQ 9)
Status: Eliminated
Ainae (21)
Status: Eliminated
“Best Part”
https://youtu.be/n99yqhmV6uQ
From: Washington, D.C.
Soft, sweet, looks the part (RQ 9)
Status: Eliminated
Halley Greg (29)
Status: Eliminated
“I’m Like a Bird”
https://youtu.be/S36ki3LI52o
From: Kennewick, WA
Sweet, very clear (RQ 8)
Status: Elininated

TEAM JOHN:

Victor Soloman (22)
Status: Won Battle
“Glory”
https://youtu.be/VfQg9wdgy4k
“My Girl”
https://youtu.be/w9AxNbsywMw
From: Peoria, IL
Clear ballad style (RQ 10)
Status: Finalist
Ryleigh Modig (18)
Status: Won Battle over Gean Garcia
“When the Party’s Over”
https://youtu.be/VsSf2R6Rego
“Use Somebody”
https://youtu.be/p-b7q9_EVFE
From: Spencer, MA
Lower voice, potential winner (RQ 10+)
Status: Finalist
Zania Alake (34)
Status: Won Battle
“Sweet Love”
https://youtu.be/4_it7B5gp20
“If I Were Your Woman”
https://youtu.be/O1xfUCyhI2E
From: Detroit, MI
Prediction: perfect ballad! (RQ 10+)
Status: Finalist
Pia Renee (37)
Status: Won Battle, beat Christine Cain
“Master Blaster (Jammin’)”
https://youtu.be/8rY2ZF8jHDM
“What the World Needs Now is Love”
https://youtu.be/kIGts9Cgg_o
From: Chicago, IL
Strong, clear voice (RQ 10+)
Status: Finalist
Ciana Pelekai (20)
Status: Won Battle
“Dance Monkey”
https://youtu.be/VYzzzLdU2D4
From: Waianae, HI
Clear voice, perfect, winner? (RQ 10+)
Status: Eliminated
Durrell Anthony (22)
Status: Eliminated
“What’s Going On”
https://youtu.be/RXDKYSiExTU
From: McKinney, TX
Keyboard, classic, unique (RQ 10+)
Status: Eliminated
Rio Doyle (16)
Status: Won Battle
“When We Were Young”
https://youtu.be/_91VhDvD30o
From: Adrian, MI
Looks older, deep voice (RQ 10)
Status: Eliminated
Carolina Rial (17)
Status: Lost Battle, saved
“Stay With Me”
https://youtu.be/XhQ–DaBrpw
From: Weehawken, NJ
Classic style, great range (RQ 10)
Status: Eliminated
Deion Warren (28)
Status: Eliminated
“Shallow”
https://youtu.be/JYegKnJYiE0
From: Conway, NC
Guitar background, cool voice (RQ 10)
Status: Eliminated
Denisha Dalton (22)
Status: Eliminated
“Pillowtalk”
https://youtu.be/xt_s68VYt5U
From: Warwick, NY
Strong voice (RQ 9)
Status: Eliminated
Gean Garcia (19)
Status: Stolen from Kelly.
“All I Want”
https://youtu.be/uyODWh_DtFg
From: New York, NY
Acoustic guitar, unique (RQ 8)
Status: Eliminated
Christine Cain (27)
Status: Eliminated
“Watermelon Sugar”
https://youtu.be/FFBpYyPZyb0
From: Pasadena, CA
Status: Eliminated in Round One

TEAM NICK:

Jose Figueroa (34)
Status: Won Battle, beat Awari
“At This Moment”
https://youtu.be/jeIdXOXRJ0Q
“Break Every Chain”
https://youtu.be/hZeO_nsEd5w
From: New York, NY
Talking style, high range (RQ 10)
Status: Finalist
Andrew Marshall (21)
Status: stolen from Nick
“Gravity”
https://youtu.be/-eI18Jpd00s
“I Won’t Give Up”
https://youtu.be/V2-0yNc6IMk
From: Boxford, MA
Acoustic guitar, pop classic (RQ 10)
Status: Finalist
Dana Monique (41)
Status: Won Battle, Beat Blake Jones
“Freeway of Love”
https://youtu.be/uQSyoHPSumM
“Nutbush City Limits”
https://youtu.be/No2Mii4m9s0
From: Houston, TX
Disco pop sound (RQ 8)
Status: Finalist
Rachel Mac (15)
Status: Won Battle
“Let Him Fly”
https://youtu.be/8bK6s1O0IW0
“Foolish Games”
https://youtu.be/dwmZmYmGTNM
From: Romeo, MI
Unique vibrato (slow, loud) (RQ 8)
Status: Finalist
Lindsay Joan (22)
Status: Eliminated
“Nightmare”
https://youtu.be/Jn0hBB5lgxs
From: San Diego, CA
Prediction: powerful, potential winner
Status: Eliminated
Bradley Sinclair (22)
Status: Eliminated
“You Say You Won’t Let Go”
https://youtu.be/GtaekRHXCqY
From: Rockford, MI
Great pop voice (RQ 10)
Status: Eliminated
Raine Stern (22)
Status: Won Battle
“Electric Feel”
https://youtu.be/I9BhldMN8IY
From: New Glarus, WI
Quirky song, yells (RQ 8)
Status: Eliminated
Keegan Farrell (21)
Status: Stolen from Blake
“She Will Be Loved”
https://youtu.be/7-Mtct8oOCw
From: Fort Wayne, IN
Keyboard, ok (RQ 8)
Status: Eliminated
Devan Blake Jones (35)
Status: beaten by Monique, Saved.
“Hardplace”
https://youtu.be/w7-fXX3Ep20
From: Aurora, CO
Pop electric guitar (RQ 8)
Status: Eliminated
Awari (35)
Status: Lost Battle, eliminated
“Weak”
https://youtu.be/K4OjRB7vn8o
From: Virginia Beach, VA
Status: Eliminated