Aaron Gibson is definitely one of the standout performers for the 11th season of “The Voice.” His rendition of “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett on Monday night was one of the highlights of the knockout rounds and caused his coach Miley Cyrus to move him forward to the Top 20 and live shows starting next Monday. Watch Gibson perform the tune above.
It was not an easy choice for Cyrus, as pointed out in our episode recap by our writer Denton Davidson. She had to lose another very strong contender in Josh Halverson , who was immediately stolen by rival coach Alicia Keys. Will that prove to be a good decision or not? Will Gibson be able to conquer the rest of the 19 competitors and join the past 10 winners in this photo gallery of the Emmy-winning NBC reality program?
Let’s take a look back at the season so far for Gibson and his background:
According to his official NBC bio, “it wasn’t until Aaron was 18 that he attempted his first open mic at the suggestion of his father. Afterward, Aaron did away with the shyness and started singing anywhere he could. Aaron got a business degree and joined the corporate world after graduation, but quickly jumped back on the open mic bandwagon and now performs regularly at bars and restaurants in Atlanta. Aaron also has a passion for giving back to the community and has volunteered as a counselor at a camp for kids with Tourette’s syndrome called Camp Twitch and Shout for the past five years.”
Prior to this week’s knockout round, performances for the year by the Atlanta native have been “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M. (blind audition) and “I’ll Take Care of You” by Bobby Bland (battle round). He defeated another top contender, Sa’Rayah, in that round before she was then stolen by coach Keys.