‘The Voice’ blind audition: Towering teen Josh West is a favorite with ‘Ordinary World’ [WATCH]

Could a young teenager win the latest season of “The Voice”? Our writer John Benutty offers his analysis of Monday’s 11 artists with his power rankings for the ongoing blind auditions. One of his favorites is Josh West, a 17-year-old Arizona native who performed the Duran Duran towering tune “Ordinary World.” He says: “The night’s final performance was an epic four chair turn for Josh, a huge 90s fan despite being a young artist. All four coaches — Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys — fought hard for him on the promise of being able to work with him within a genre that not many contestants on the show explore. In the end Josh chose Adam because of the similarities in their taste and vocal abilities.”

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In looking at a top contender for Season 12, here is his official NBC bio: “Josh comes from a musical family. Although his father, who is a guitar teacher, taught him how to play, his real passion was singing. He wrote songs and performed with his dad around Glendale. During that time, he was home schooled in order to have flexibility with music. He graduated high school at 15 and has been working as a full-time musician with his dad, booking gigs and traveling to various locations in Arizona to perform.”

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