News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. Feb. 25, 2015: A Bahamas national is the latest Caribbean immigrant to make the cut on the popular NBC music reality show ‘The Voice.’
Blaze Johnson, Jr. aka, ‘Little Blaze’ last night secured the nods of two judges as the show returned for its Season 7.
His song earned a two chair turn with both Coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton vying for the heavy set young man who currently calls Ohio home, to join their team.
But Johnson, who the judges embraced as Little Blaze, choose Levine, much to the coach’s joy. Johnson was uprooted from the Bahamas at the age of eight when his parents moved to the United States to provide a better life for their son.
He played football in high school and was offered a scholarship, but he turned it down to pursue music. His mom told him that he was blessed with a special gift and needed to share it with the world. Johnson is hoping that The Voice will give him the platform he needs to do just that.
Coach Adam Levine has worked with both Caribbean nationals from the past two seasons who have appeared on the show. Last season he worked with Jamaican Anita and in Season 5, secured a win with Jamaican reggae singer, Tessanne Chin.
The show continues next Monday night at 8 p.m. on NBC. Following the selection of 12 contestants each, the competition will move in to the battle rounds and then on to elimination round. Singer Christina Aguilliera returns as a coach this year, joining Levine, Shelton and Pharrell Williams, who began coaching last season.