- NOIVAS is one of the top 5 singers of season 23.
- NOIVAS is his creative stage name.
- NOIVAS was on American Idol.
So, who is NOIVAS? From his Blind Audition, it was evident that this pop artist was going to go very far in the competition. From his background to the meaning behind his stage name, here’s what you need to know about NOIVAS.
1. NOIVAS got a 4-chair turn.
Almost immediately after starting his incredible performance of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” the coaches turned their red chairs. Kelly Clarkson was first, followed quickly by Chance the Rapper. When Blake Shelton turned, Chance blocked him. Niall Horan also turned his red chair for NOIVAS. Chance called NOIVAS an “incomparable talent.”
He added, “I want you to win this show, and I want you on Team Chance.” Niall tells NOIVAS that he hasn’t “seen anyone with passion like that since Stevie Wonder stuff.” NOIVAS started out on Chance the Rapper’s team before he was stolen by Blake in the Battles.
NOIVAS dazzled with his performance of Adele’s “Skyfall” in the semi-finals. For night one of the finale, NOIVAS performed Chris Stapleton’s “Cold” and Lenny Kravitz’s “Fly Away.”
2. NOIVAS is his stage name.
NOIVAS explains to the coaches that NOIVAS isn’t his real name. His actual name is Savion Wright. NOIVAS is just his first name spelled backward.
3. NOIVAS appeared on American Idol.
NOIVAS was a two-time contestant on American Idol. He first appeared on the show in season 13 and made the top 48. He returned in season 14 and made the top 24.
4. NOIVAS is a family man.
NOIVAS is a girl dad! NOIVAS and his partner, Elissa, have two daughters together: Isabella and Irys. They live in Texas. In addition to being a working singer, NOIVAS has also been an educator. He’s taught in Texas public schools and was a professor at a Texas junior college, according to his official bio.
5. NOIVAS has opened for major artists.
As a rising artist, NOIVAS has gotten the opportunity to open for singers like Andy Grammer, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Mraz, Robin Thicke, and more. He’s also played at SXSW, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo. NOIVAS released his first single “Breathing Underwater” in 2014. His latest single was “Star Gazing” in 2017.