In last week’s poll about “The Voice” coach Christina Aguilera, we asked you which of her team members would win this season of the NBC reality program. Your overwhelming choice is India Carney with 50.38% of the vote.
The next closest artist is Sonic with 16.11% and then Ashley Morgan with 7.67%. The choices in the poll included the 11 performers that remained on Aguilera’s team at that moment.
With some more eliminations this week, we ask you which artist now stands the best chance to prevail for this eighth season. Will Team Christina provide a winner against fellow coaches Pharrell Williams, two-time champ Adam Levine, and four-time king Blake Shelton?
We are now profiling the remaining eight contestants for Team Christina below. After reading about each, be sure to vote in our poll as to who has the best chance of winning “The Voice” for Aguilera this season. You can also click here for the Team Christina photo gallery. And please click here to tour the past seven winners photo gallery.
Ashley Morgan – From Walnut Creek, CA. Ashley grew up in a musical family and would sing with her parents and two brothers for fun. In high school, music became her true passion, and she pursued a college degree in music business. Since graduation, Ashley has been chasing her dream, juggling a number of singing jobs, including performing at Disney theme parks, in session work, as a wedding singer and also as a backup singer. Her audition song was “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”
India Carney – From Brooklyn, NY. India has been studying music for most of her life. In junior high, she attended a performing arts school where she was classically trained in opera. From there, she was recruited to UCLA’s classical music program, where India and some fellow classmates formed a band, which led them to a gig opening for The Roots. Her audition song was “New York State of Mind.”
Joe Tolo – From American Samoa. Joe hails from American Samoa and is the youngest of eight children. Growing up, his entire family sang and played instruments, so naturally Joe followed in their footsteps. While studying nursing, he heard about Extra’s “The Voice Bootcamp Experience” and decided to give it a shot. His audition song was “To Love Somebody.”
Kimberly Nichole – From Seattle, WA. When Kimberly was attending college in Atlanta, she had the opportunity to open for Janelle Monae. After that performance, she moved to New York in the hopes of fulfilling her aspirations. Kimberly, always rocking her signature tutu, quickly gained momentum – touring overseas, performing as a backup singer for Gloria Gaynor and opening for Aloe Blacc. Her audition song was “Nutbush City Limits.”
Koryn Hawthorne – From Abbeville, LA. Koryn’s voice is much more mature than her age would let on. For the past nine years, she has been a member of a local singing group that performs at nursing homes, benefits and competitions. Koryn might be young, but she knows singing is what she’s meant to do. Her audition song was “My Kind of Love.”
Rob Taylor – From Baton Rouge, LA. Rob learned to sing at church with his grandmother. When he graduated high school, he auditioned for and was accepted to Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Even though he was offered a partial scholarship, he chose to stay home and care for his ailing mother. His audition song was “I Want You.”
Sonic – From Woodland, CA. When Sonic was six years old, she learned she was completely deaf in one ear. But instead of being afraid to sing, she embraced her unique sound and even landed a record deal at 14. That didn’t work out, but she continued to pursue music and is currently a member of a music collective in San Francisco. Her audition song was “Money on My Mind.”
Treeva Gibson – From Frederick, MD. Treeva grew up in a household with deaf parents, so she learned sign language before she could speak or sing. At age 11, she discovered she could sing, but unfortunately her parents have never heard it. A few years ago, Treeva learned that she also has mild hearing loss, but she hasn’t let it get in the way of her singing. Her audition song was “Young and Beautiful.”
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While we wait for the live shows in April, here is your first chance to chime in about Team Christina. Take our poll below about which of her artists will win this season.