The Voice is nearing its final episode, and Blake Shelton’s two competitors have made it to the season 20 finale. Shelton’s been a coach on The Voice since its debut in 2011.
He’s the only coach that remains from the original lineup. He’s giving it his all this year, heading into the finale with two artists.
Jordan Matthew Young on The Voice
Jordan Matthew Young was one of Blakes’ special saves in the recent rounds of The Voice. He’s proven himself worthy of that by making it all the way to the finale. The 34-year-old resident of Austin, Texas, taught himself to play piano and the guitar.
He rebuilt and ran the band program at his former high school before leaving to pursue his own musical dreams. According to his profile on The Voice’s website, Young grew up in a blue-collar family and knows the value of hard work.
Jordan Young Made it in by a hair after competing with four other contestants for a coveted “instant save” from fans. He sang Uncle Kraker’s “Drift Away.” When he won, he thanked Blake Shelton for his coaching style during their time together on The Voice.
“Thank you so much for just letting me by myself,” he told Shelton “I’ve always felt like an underdog”
Blake Shelton selected Cam Anthony in the premiere episode of The Voice season 20 and made the singer a huge promise.
“I would be honored for you to be on Team Blake and I will keep that lane open for you,” Shelton said. “I will not pick anybody else that’s in his lane musically,” he said. Shelton also made good on his word, not turning for anyone who sang from the same genre as Cam.
Anthony made big waves before getting a spot on the voice. The 19-year-old from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show and sang at the white house for the Annual Easter Egg Roll. The singer was signed by Dr. Dre at only 12 years old. Now that his contract is over, he’s looking to continue to grow.
He advanced to the final five after his rendition of It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday by Boyz II Men.
The season finale of the voice airs tomorrow, Monday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 25 on NBC. Other contestants left include Victor Solomon, Rachel Mac, and Kenzie Wheeler. The winner of The Voice wins $100,000 and a record deal.