The Voice Season 13 Contestant Addison Agen
Adam Levine and Miley Cyrus vied for Addison Agen during The Voice season 13 blind auditions, but the young singer, who performed Ray LaMontagne’s “Jolene” ultimately picked the coach with a similar vocal style, Team Miley.
A 16-year-old singer-songwriter from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Addison has been playing piano since she was 2. Pursuing her love for music, she has already released her first album, New Places. Featuring tunes such as Play It By Ear, Start Over, and Look, she has established herself as a soul singer with a sultry voice that draws people in with her unique tone. On her Facebook page she lists her favorite artists among others as Damian Rice, Birdy, Adele, and Tori Kelly.
“Her voice was always a bit shocking,” her about page on Facebook explains. “As a small toddler, people were always commenting on her rough, gravel sounding voice. Many times people commented that she must smoke a pack of cigarettes each day!”
Though she is young, Addison’s talent is beyond her years. With a following of dedicated fans, she is set to take this season of The Voice by storm. Her style is somewhat similar to previous contestant, Reagan James, but in Addison’s case there is a bit more refinement around the vocal edges, which will likely pay off in more votes.
Instruments Addison Plays: Guitar, Piano
Overall Thoughts: Addison is incredibly talented. With a voice beyond her years, she reminds me a little of an older version of Grace Vanderwaal. Her tone is soulful and flawless, and I can easily see her having a successful career in a niche market akin to the one Beatrice Miller established. My advice to Addison is to utilize her piano skills and bring them out as a trump card. Behind a piano, I think she can deliver some next-level incredibleness. Since she is so young I do worry a bit about nerves being an issue, but if she can keep them under control I can see her going really deep into the competition. I think she’s going to be a lot of people’s favorite this season.
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