While Jennifer Hudson is the new coach on the block for NBC’s “The Voice,” this isn’t the first time she’s sat at the judges’ table on the reality TV franchise. Earlier this calendar year Hudson joined the U.K. version of “The Voice” and was an instant success, mentoring artist Mo Adeniran to a victory on her very first season. Hudson now hopes to replicate that magic on the original American program with one of her three finalists: Davon Fleming, Shi’Ann Jones and Noah Mac.
The pre-taped rounds of “The Voice” are over, which means the live shows have finally arrived. “The Voice” live shows start airing on NBC Monday, November 20 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. That’s when the Top 12 artists will perform live for America’s votes, with the one-hour results show airing Tuesday, November 21 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Have you made your “The Voice” predictions yet? As of this writing Noah Mac, Ashland Craft and Brooke Simpson have the best odds to win Season 13, but it’s still early in the competition. Jennifer Hudson, meanwhile, has the best odds (9/10) among the four coaches to be the season’s winning mentor. Comparatively, Miley Cyrus comes in second places with 5/2 odds to prevail, and then Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are tied for last place with odds of 10/1 apiece.
Get a closer look at Hudson’s three artists of “The Voice” 2017 below, based on their NBC bios. Do you think Hudson can win the American version in the same calendar year that she proved victorious across the pond? Sound off down in the comments section.
Davon Fleming is 25 years old and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. Davon grew up in a rough neighborhood, experienced a lot of poverty and witnessed hustling on the streets, but he was never caught on the wrong side of the law. Instead, he was known as the singer in his neighborhood. Davon knew he wanted to sing at three years old after watching his mother perform in the church choir.
Shi’Ann Jones is 15 years old and currently resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Shi’Ann is one of nine siblings, so it was always hard to stand out in her family. The big singer in her family was her father, Ricky. He was a gospel singer and would travel to different churches to sing. When she was little, Shi’Ann’s dad would teach her music scales. By the time she was four, she was singing around the house.
Noah Mac is 17 years old and currently resides in Dublin, California. Noah spends most of his time writing and recording music in a studio he built himself in his family’s backyard shed. He got his start in music in the most heartbreaking way – when Noah was seven years old, his 19-year-old sister, Stevie, lost her fight with brain cancer.
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