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Chris Blue

Chris Blue (born January 15, 1990) is an American R&B and soul singer. He is the winner of season 12 of the American talent competition The Voice.

Chris Blue
Born (1990-01-15) January 15, 1990 (age 27)
Glendale, Arizona, U.S.
Origin Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2014–present
Associated acts Alicia Keys

Contents

Life and careerEdit

Early life and career beginningsEdit

Blue was born in January 15, 1990 in Glendale, Arizona to Ernest Blue Jr. and Janice Blue-Williams.[1][2] He is the youngest of seven children.[3] The family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee , when he was 10 years old.[2] Blue started singing in church at age 3.[4] Blue started preaching at Peace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee , and was ordained at the age of 15. He eventually became a worship leader in the Cokesbury United Methodist Church.[4] Choosing a music career from very early on, he formed the Blue Brothers with his siblings and later they appeared on BET's Bobby Jones Gospel show.[4] He won the Voice-Off Knoxville competition in 2015.[4] He toured locally as well as in England, The Bahamas, Jamaica and the Virgin Islands.[5] Blue also attended Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN, and was actively involved in the campus worship ministry as well as the campus gospel choir.

The VoiceEdit

Blue auditioned in 2017 to compete in season 12 of The Voice.[6] In the blind auditions, broadcast on March 14, 2017 on NBC, he sang "The Tracks of My Tears" from The Miracles and was the last competitor to perform in the Blind Auditions on episode 7 of the auditions.[6] Alicia Keys was the only judge left with a place in her team and she chose Blue.[6] Blue became part of Team Alicia by default.[6]

He won the title for the season against Blake Shelton's finalist Lauren Duski who finished as runner-up.[6]

The Voice performances

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "The Tracks of My Tears" Smokey Robinson and The Miracles March 14, 2017 7.9 Alicia Keys, the only judge with places left on team
Joined Team Alicia by default
Battle Rounds (Top 48) "Adorn" (vs. RJ Collins) Miguel March 21, 2017 10.2 Saved by Coach
Knockout Rounds (Top 32) "Superstition" (vs. Quizz Swanigan) Stevie Wonder April 3, 2017 13.1
Live Playoffs (Top 20) "Love on the Brain" Rihanna April 17, 2017 17.7 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 12 "Love and Happiness" Al Green April 24, 2017 19.6
Live Top 11 "When a Man Loves a Woman" Percy Sledge May 1, 2017 21.11
Live Top 10 "24K Magic" Bruno Mars May 8, 2017 23.5
Live Semifinals (Top 8) "If I Ain't Got You" (duet with Vanessa Ferguson) Alicia Keys May 15, 2017 25.2
"Take Me to the King" Tamela Mann 25.5
Live Finals (Top 4) "Diamonds and Pearls" (with Alicia Keys) Prince and The New Power Generation May 22, 2017 27.3 Winner
"Money on You" (original song) Chris Blue 27.6
"Rhythm Nation" Janet Jackson 27.12
Non competition performances
Order Collaborator(s) Song Original Artist
22.1 Vanessa Ferguson, Stephanie Rice and Alicia Keys "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Aretha Franklin
28.7 Usher "Everybody Hurts" R.E.M.

Personal lifeEdit

In summer of 2014, he met his fiancée Stephanie Dunkley, who is from England, and they got engaged in July 2016.[6]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Releases from The VoiceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chris Blue Celebrity Profile". Hollywood Life. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Chris Blue advances to knockout rounds on 'The Voice'". News Chief. March 26, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Voice's Chris Blue recalls being 'little Michael' of family group". WBIR.com. March 21, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Knoxville's Chris Blue passes Voice audition". WBIR.com. March 14, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Chris Blue: 5 Things To Know About The Crazy Good Singer On Season 12 Of 'The Voice'". Hollywood Life. April 18, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Knoxville's Chris Blue wins 'The Voice' Season 12". Knoxville News Sentinel. May 23, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sundance Head
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner

2017 (Spring)
Incumbent
Preceded by
"Darlin' Don't Go"
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner's song
"Money on You"

2017 (Spring)