Brayden Lape: 5 Things To Know About ‘The Voice’ Season 22 Finalist Who Is Just 16

Brayden Lape is the youngest singer still competing to be the next 'Voice' champion. Get to know this 16-year-old finalist of season 22.

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  • Brayden has made it to the season 22 finale.
  • Brayden is just 16 years old.
  • Brayden is on Blake Shelton’s team.

Brayden Lape has become one of The Voice season 22’s fan favorites. He’s consistently showcased his skills throughout the season with his performances, and he’s still in the running to be the next winner of season 22. No matter what happens, Brayden’s got a bright future in music. He’s already this good at 16 years old.

So, who is Brayden Lape? He was just your normal high school kid before breaking out on The Voice. Here’s what you need to know about Brayden.

1. Brayden is a member of Team Blake.

Brayden performed a cover of Niall Horan’s “This Town” for his Blind Audition. His performance has over 1 million views on YouTube. Blake Shelton was the only coach to turn his red chair for Brayden. Camila Cabello encouraged Blake to turn for Brayden and called the young singer Blake’s “secret weapon.” Brayden has since survived the other rounds of competition to make it to the live shows and now the finale.

Brayden actually made Gwen Stefani cry during the three-way Knockouts with his moving cover of “Mercy” by Brett Young. “Every time he gets on this stage, he’s taken huge steps,” Blake said at the time, according to ET. “So, I think once we get into the Lives, I think he could be holding the trophy at the end.”

2. Brayden is from Michigan.

Brayden hails from the small town of Grass Lake, Michigan. He currently attends Grass Lake High School. He’s expected to graduate in 2025.

3. Brayden will return to high school after The Voice.

Ahead of the finale results, Brayden revealed his plans after The Voice is over. “My path is a little bit different than all the rest of these people. I’ve still got to go back to high school. I’m only a sophomore, so I’ve got to finish out my high school career,” Brayden told reporters, including HollywoodLife. “But I want to take this opportunity and run with it. I want to take advantage of the opportunities that I’ve gotten from this. I’ve written some songs with Morgan Myles, and I’m going to put those out and hopefully keep working with her because she’s been, even before the lives, even before going through this, long process, she’s been there for me.

4. Brayden loves sports.

When he’s not singing on stage, Brayden is usually out on the field or on the court. He plays football, basketball, and baseball. He’s the quarterback of his high school football team.

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Brayden Lape singing on ‘The Voice.’ (NBC)

5. Brayden began focusing on music during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During the pandemic, I taught myself how to play the guitar and started to sing a couple cover songs,” the singer told Local Spins. “I started performing in smaller gigs in the last two years. I have written some originals on my own and also teamed up to write a couple more songs. I plan on recording and putting out music next year. Stay tuned.”

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