‘The Voice’ Top 12 spotlight: Team Adam Levine’s Jon Mero could follow in the footsteps of former champion Chris Blue

The final four-chair turn on Season 13 of “The Voice” went to one of the most versatile entertainers of this cycle, Team Adam Levine’s Jon Mero. Jon’s voice cut through the audience like a laser beam as he belted out Bruno Mars‘ hit “Versace on the Floor,” inspiring all of the coaches to fight for the pop singer to join their team. But it was Adam who won out, stating “You have a tremendous voice. I think about Prince because there is this thing about how you move up there and how you connect with the people you’re singing to. That is such an impossible thing to teach and has to be something that’s in your DNA.”

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Jon went on to defeat Brandon Brown in their Battle performance of The Temptations‘ “I Wish It Would Rain,” by continuing to show off his ease on stage and effortless vocal riffs. But it was his take on The Jackson 5 hit “Blame it on the Boogie” in the Knockouts that sent Dylan Gerard home and proved Jon was an all-around entertainer poised to take the title. In the Playoffs he slowed things down by belting out Adele’s smash “When We Were Young,” bringing all of the coaches to their feet once again. It was that performance that launched Jon into front-runner status and proved that he is able to emotionally connect to a song and leave his heart on the stage.

Jon’s stage presence, powerful vocals and pristine falsetto are all reminiscent of Season 12 winner Chris Blue, who became the first artist crowned from Team Alicia Keys last spring. Both are able to turn classics into contemporary works of art and both get so wrapped up in the music that their passion transcends through the television screen. If Adam can follow Alicia’s blueprint with Chris, Jon could very well be the last one standing as the confetti drops at the finale.

Do YOU think Jon Mero has what it takes to win? Does he have the potential of being the next Chris Blue? Let us know in the comments!

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