As Season 11 of “The Voice” is winding down on NBC, let’s look back at the sexiest men to ever compete on this Emmy-winning reality program. We certainly love all the voices; that’s why we’re watching and listening in the first place. But something we appreciate just as much as viewers is the charisma and confidence that makes each of the artists sexy in their own right.
Click through our new photo gallery above to see who we’ve picked as the 15 sexiest male artists who have advanced to the live playoffs in “The Voice” history. Be sure to add your own picks to the comments section!
1. Bryan Bautista – Season 10
Nothing will ever drown out Bryan Bautista’s crushingly gorgeous rendition of “Promise” in both English and Spanish. This is the kind of guy you want singing to you on bended knee right before he proposes to you. He could sing a phone book to you and you’d melt at his feet—he’s that naturally sexy.
2. Nick Hagelin – Season 10
The closest thing The Voice has come to producing a Justin Timberlake-esque contestant, Nick Hagelin brings the pop vocalist swagger that JT popularized in the 2000s. It’s an easy one to call when you remember how defined his muscles were even through the sweaters and tuxedo jackets he often performed in.
3. Matt McAndrew – Season 7
Glasses. Tats. Tousled hair. Neckties. Collared-shirts buttoned to the top. Matt McAndrew brought everything to the table and showed that a guy can be both hip and nerdy at the same time and exude undeniable sex appeal in that contrast.
4. Jermaine Paul – Season 2
Jermaine Paul proves that fronting an upbeat group rendition of “I Want You Back” can be just as sexy as a deeply felt solo performance of “I Believe I Can Fly.” His unwavering sex appeal and undeniable talent helped him coast to victory in the second season.
5. Josh Gallagher – Season 11
Josh Gallagher has the best beard to ever grace The Voice stage—it’s full, thick and looks softer than a teddy bear. Pair it with his signature black baseball cap and a leather jacket and you got the best dive bar date you could ever dream about.
6. Craig Wayne Boyd – Season 7
When you imagine what a classic country star looks like, season 7 winner Craig Wayne Boyd is likely to closely fit that image. He has the long, gently-waved hair, tight pants with boots and typically dons a leather jacket. I’d call his style “She thinks my tractor’s sexy” where tractor is a metaphor for Craig Wayne’s arms bulging out of the sleeves of his t-shirt.
7. Chris Jamison – Season 7
Was it his performance of “When I Was Your Man,” “Cry Me a River” or “Sugar” that made you swoon for Chris Jamison? No matter the mood of the song, Chris was always flirtatious in his delivery, wooing an adoring audience with every note.
8. Curtis Grimes – Season 1
Though he was eliminated in the quarterfinals, he was one of the last men standing in the show’s inaugural season that saw Javier Colon win over the seven women that bested Curtis’ placement. His traditional country crooning style, complete with guitar, cowboy hat and boots, is one we’ve seen every season since making him the original Voice country artist hunk.
9. Matthew Schuler – Season 5
With one of the biggest and brightest smiles in Voice history, Matthew Schuler wins the contest for how unbelievably attractive genuine happiness can be. And as if that wasn’t enough, Matthew’s versatile voice allowed for his performances to resonate with audiences on a variety of levels.
10. Barrett Baber – Season 9
Barrett Baber is the ultimate dad. Of all the male artists on this list, Barrett exemplifies what it means to be cool, calm and collected. As a father and teacher he exudes a sense leadership and authority that makes you feel protected and adored. And that’s sexy, right?
11. Adam Wakefield – Season 10
Adam Wakefield has the big, country rock type of voice that fills arenas with adoring fans, but still has the ability to slow it down and make those same roaring crowds sway in unison. That’s the kind of natural appeal and charisma that differentiates a frontman from a backup singer and a star from just another musician.
12. Chris Mann – Season 2
It doesn’t take a sexy song to make an artist sexy. Chris Mann showed that a big voice on a heartfelt power ballad is as swoon-inducing as anything else. Don’t believe me? Ask queen of sex appeal Christina Aguilera who coached him to a 4th place finish.
13. Brendan Fletcher – Season 11
Though he started out a little shaky and nervous in his blind audition, Brendan Fletcher headed into the live shows with a newfound confidence that really looked good on him. A genuinely timid temperament looks good on very few guys, but Brendan wears it well and that makes him all the more sweeter to the eye and ear.
14. Mark Hood – Season 9
With a gritty texture and unbelievable high register, Mark Hood fuses soul, jazz and urban contemporary music into one passionate new style. Mark gave it everything he had in each performance showing a dedication and commitment to his craft that is nothing if not also sexy.
15. Daniel Passino – Season 10
Daniel Passino is one of the more shy artists on this list, but it’s the quiet confidence and smooth, soothing voice matched with that shyness that make him the most romantic entry. Daniel is the type of guy you bring home to your parents because he’s sure to win them over and in many ways that kind of comfort creates its own air of sexiness.