In Episode 3 of the 13th season of “The Voice” an unassuming 16-year old took the stage to perform a gut-wrenching blind audition of “Jolene.” After coaches Adam Levine and Miley Cyrus turned their chairs for the subdued, but beautifully crafted vocal we learned that singer’s name was Addison Agen. Addison chose to join Team Miley that night but as the rounds progressed she eventually landed a permanent position on Team Adam. Now, the teenager with a voice beyond her years could become Team Adam’s fourth champion.
Following her blind audition, Addison hit an immediate roadblock in the Battles when Miley chose Karli Webster to advance following their duet of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” But Adam saved the young singer-songwriter and since that moment she has blossomed into one of the most unique vocalists the series has ever had. She breezed through the Knockouts with a touching performance of “Beneath Your Beautiful” and gained more momentum in the Live Playoffs with the country hit “Angel From Montgomery.”
It was during the Top 12 week that Addison went from being a middle-of-the-road contestant to a front-runner capable of winning the title. Her voice had continued to blossom each week, but her performance of “She Used to Be Mine” was the first of any artist this season to crack the top 10 on iTunes, peaking at number nine. From that point onward Addison never looked back and continued to earn the iTunes bonus multiplier each week leading up to the finale. Her performances of “A Case of You,” “Lucky,” and “Both Sides, Now” all landed in the top five.
Addison’s ability to pull at the heartstrings of viewers at home is unmatched by anyone this season and by very few in the history of “The Voice.” The rich texture of her voice and her ability to emote on stage is both heartbreaking and inspiring. The fact that Addison has had strong iTunes numbers since early-on in the season only increases the likelihood of her claiming the Season 13 title. All iTunes sales for the entire season will be added to the final votes before the winner is announced on December 19. This time around, that winner could very well be named Addison Agen.
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