Season 16 of NBC’s The Voice wrapped in a flurry of music and fun, and when the confetti settlee, a new winner had been announced—Maelyn Jarmon.
Maelyn captivated the audience from the beginning of the season. The 26-year-old was consistently pitch-perfect with her performances, and while you might expect that from singers who reach this level of competition, you might not expect it after learning that she is deaf in one ear.
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The Frisco, Texas was one of the few four-chair turns in the audition process and ultimately chose the new kid on the block, John Legend, as her coach. The pair chose songs like Adele’s “When We Were Young,” Maggie Rogers’ “Fallingwater,” and Rihanna’s “Stay” that showcased her wide range and vocal diversity, but her rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during the live finale may have been the most epic performance of the season.
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Maelyn edged out three members of Blake Shelton’s Team Blake—Gyth Rigdon, Dexter Roberts, and Andrew Sevener. All three of the gentlemen were country-leaning artists and a win from one of them would have given Blake his seventh career victory. And although they were eliminated during the finale, it seems certain that Blake will use his voice to secure certain futures for each of the singers. He has already been overheard asking them to perform at one of his Ole Red bars and his new live music venue in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
All four of the finalists received a new Toyota Rav4 for their outstanding runs on the show. Additionally, Maelyn receives $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Music Group. We are looking forward to hearing from all of the finalists from the 16th season of The Voice.