Adam Levine has had great success as a coach on “The Voice.” He won the very first season of the NBC reality show, then lost to country star Blake Shelton the next three cycles, then rallied again to win the fifth season.
Who will be able to steer their best artist to victory during this seventh season?
Each of the four has selected a dozen contenders for their teams. Beginning on Monday, October 13, the 48 hopefuls will do battle, hoping to make it to the knockout round or be saved by another coach.
We are profiling all four dozen contestants prior to that, with those of Team Adam’s 12 hopefuls below.
After reading about each, be sure to vote in our poll as to who has the best chance of winning “The Voice” for Levine this time around.
Alessandra Castronovo – Alessandra hails from a large Italian and Puerto Rican family. Her father owns an Italian restaurant where almost every member of her family works. Alessandra has always loved to sing, but she has had to work hard at overcoming her stage fright. Her audition song was “When Love Takes Over.”
Beth Spangler – Beth has always put her family’s needs above her dreams. She currently works as a radiographer and lives with her husband. And now that she knows her family is taken care of, she is finally ready to give her dream of having a music career one more shot. Her audition song was “Best Thing I Never Heard.”
Chris Jamison – Chris is a triplet, along with his two sisters, and currently works as the campus mailman at his college – Capital University in Ohio. Though his background is in musical theatre, Chris is currently the lead singer of a rock band. His audition song was “Gravity.”
Clara Hong – When Clara was eight years old, her family moved to the U.S. from South Korea in hopes of a better life. Even though she was still learning to speak English, Clara wowed audiences with her voice at her elementary school talent show. She’s recently made the decision to put college on hold to pursue music full-time. Her audition song was “Chuck E’s in Love.”
Damien Lawson – Damien has been singing his whole life, first in his father’s church and later in college, where he studied opera. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in R&B music, but in the meantime, he works for the TSA at the Los Angeles airport, where he survived the domestic terrorist attack last year. His audition song was “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.”
Ethan Butler – Ethan’s father, who is a music pastor, passed down his love of music to his son. He’s currently working at a church himself, while gigging around the Chicago area in his free time. His audition song was “Beneath Your Beautiful.”
Joe Kirk – Having grown up in a very musical family, Joe loves to sing and perform. His biggest inspirations are his two older brothers, who perform in Nashville as a country duo. Joe sings with his brothers whenever he can, but he’s excited to step out of their shadows. His audition song was “Lego House.”
Jonathan Wyndham – Music has always been Jonathan’s salvation. Through singing, he has been able to overcome a childhood speech impediment. Nowadays, Jonathan attends college as a music and songwriting major. His audition song was “Say Something.”
Kelli Douglas – Kelli recently scaled back her hours as a substitute teacher to pursue music more seriously. Juggling teaching, motherhood and her band can be tough, but she’s hoping The Voice will give her the opportunity to provide for her son while doing the thing she loves most. Her audition song was “Danny’s Song.”
Matt McAndrew – Matt received a guitar for his 11th birthday and within a few years, he was writing his own music. A parody song Matt performed at a school concert impressed his guidance counselor so much he was able to help Matt with an audition at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he received a four-year scholarship. His audition song was “A Thousand Years.”
Mia Pfirrman – Mia’s parents were both members of an ’80s dance band, but they set aside music in order to start a family. But that didn’t stop them from passing on their love of music to Mia. A member of her high school choir and glee club, Mia is hoping to make her parents proud by taking her singing career to the next level. Her audition song was “Unconditionally.”
Rebekah Samarin – Rebekah hails from a large Russian family and discovered her love of music singing in her church with her sisters. Rebekah currently spends her free time playing music for different charities but is hoping to share her eclectic musical style with the world.. Her audition song was “A Case of You.”
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