‘The Voice’ has been full of ups and downs for Jason Warrior so far — he’s nearly been eliminated twice, but is still in the competition thanks to the Steal. Now, he’ll represent Team Blake in the Live Playoffs, and you can get to know him right here!
1. This wasn’t his first time auditioning for The Voice
Jason Warrior is, indeed, a warrior. He first tried out for The Voice in 2014, but didn’t hear a peep from anyone at the show for two years. Then, he was finally contacted by producers in March 2016, and they asked him to come in for another audition. He made it onto Season 11 on Team Alicia Keys, was stolen by Adam Levine in the Battles, and then snatched up again by Blake Shelton in the Knockouts. Now, he’s a major force to be reckoned with!
2. His childhood was not easy
The 21-year-old had a tough upbringing. With two younger brothers and his father in prison, it was a constant struggle for Jason’s mother to provide for the family. He turned to music at a young age to get through it.
3. He spent years performing in a gospel group
When he was just 11 years old, Jason joined the Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago gospel group and started touring the country. He spent four years with the organization, and during that time, he even had the opportunity to perform for Bill Clinton!
4. He’s a college dropout
Jason started college at Northern Illinois University, but eventually dropped out. He struggled to find a job, and was nearly evicted from his apartment in March — so the call for The Voice came at the PERFECT time.
5. He has a YouTube series
Jason created a 20-episode, online series called The Truth, in which he tells the stories of young people who’ve had to overcome adversity and difficulties in their lives. He’s also used YouTube for vocal tutorials ahead of his time on The Voice.
HollywoodLifers, what are your thoughts on Jason? Do you think he could win Season 11?