This season of The Voice kicked off its first live show on Monday, April 17, with performers from Team Blake and Alicia competing for viewers’ votes. Despite the excellent showing, we’re especially excited for night two of the live playoffs, which will focus on contestants from Team Adam and Gwen.
One of our favorites this season is Josh West, a 17-year-old from Glendale, AZ, who got a four-chair turn during the blind auditions with his impressive rendition of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World.” He ended up choosing Adam Levine as his coach.
We dug a little deeper to find out more about the talented teen. Scroll down for the full scoop!
He graduated high school at age 15.
So he’s musically gifted AND smart! Josh learned how to play guitar from his dad, and the duo would write songs and perform in venues around Arizona. In order to play more gigs, Josh was homeschooled and managed to graduate early.
He’s become good friends with his fellow contestants.
Josh’s Instagram account is filled with photos and videos featuring his fellow Voice competitors, including encouraging words about their performances. “I am so sad to see my friends go! But they all did incredible and they should all be proud of what they've done so far,” he tweeted after six people got eliminated. What a stand up guy!
He’s a Christian.
Josh has posted Bible verses to his Twitter account and recently wrote, “Don't stop praying and please vote! I can't do it without you, and of course we can't do it without God!” On Easter, he tweeted, “Praise God for this glorious day! I hope you all had a wonderful day and a chance to reflect on the significance it celebrates.”
Make sure to tune in to The Voice every Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC!