The Voice 8 – Meet the Top 20! (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Voice 8 Top 20 were unveiled this week, and here is your handy guide to all the teams and team members!

The Voice 8 Live Playoffs air Monday April 6, and Tuesday April 7 when the Top 20 perform LIVE for your votes! On Wednesday April 8, the finalists WILL BE REVEALED!

In the meantime, check out the semi-finalists and pick your favorites! Click to VOTE for your favorite Top 20 contestant.

#TEAMADAM

Tonya Boyd-Cannon – 35 – Jackson, MS – @tonyaboydcannon – Hurricane Katrina survivor and prison choir director. She’s an old-fashioned R&B singer.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/neVeA9kCPb0

Joshua Davis – 37 – Traverse City, MI – @joshuadavismusic – Old school folk/blues singer. He’s married with a young child and a baby on the way.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/S_IRqLjdh8o

Nathan Hermida – 17 – Boston, MA – @nathanhermida –  Filipino American, self described nerd and R&B lover.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/K4sHULjL2Gc

Brian Johnson – 24 – Cleveland, OH – @bwjohnsonmusic – Dad was diagnosed with MS and Brian moved back home to help out. He married his high school sweetheart after they graduated from college. Brian’s an R&B singer.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/fR7eeGRB6Zs

Deanna Johnson – 18 – Hazelhurst, GA – @DeannaJohnson23 – Auditioned for Season 5, but no chairs turned. She got a FOUR chair turn this time. Her dad is a musician.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/KZkFoCfpMDM

 

#TEAMBLAKE

Brooke Adee – 17 – Tampa, FL – @adeebrooke – Small town girl sings at local restaurants. The family moved from Georgia to Florida because of mom’s Lupus.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/u5TCMHN8Ygc

Hannah Kirby – Sulphur Springs, TX – @iamhannahkirby – This Texan’s mom is a songwriter. She’s studying psychology at Texas A&M and loves video games. Blues/Rock singer.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/EDfg_um0tiU

Meghan Linsey – 28 – New Orleans, LA – @meghanlinsey – She and her partner made up “Steel Magnolias” which won a major label deal with Big Machine Records after winning the CMT competition “Can You Duet.” As her relationship fell apart, so did her career. She’s known Blake Shelton for 10 years. She opened on tour for him at one point. She’s attempting to transition from country to R&B.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/vmhy9lBx8rw

Sarah Potenza – 34 – Providence, RI – @iamsarahpotenza – She lives in Nashville with her husband, where they started a country blues band. She’s an old-school rocker. Her dad has Parkinson’s disease.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/08cG9mnOIf0

Corey Kent White – 20 – Bixby, OK – @coreykentwhite – Lead vocalist for a Texas swing band when he was a teen. He travelled a lot, sang with Willie Nelson. Currently playing the college circuit with his country band.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/nKmqZHJcBu0

 

#TEAMXTINA

India Carney – 21 – Brooklyn, NY – @IndiaCarney – Graduating from the UCLA music school, where she was classically trained. She also attended the Fame school in New York City. She’s making the transition to pop music.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/cEyq8pzw0pI

Lexi Dávila – 17 – Lorain, OH – @iamlexidavila – A self-described shy girl, Lexi’s parents moved to the mainland from Puerto Rico, where her grandfather was a singer.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/WOEQmUZp6vw

Kimberly Nichole – 32 – Seattle, WA – @KimNicky – Rock/R&B singer works a regular gig as a singer/mc at The Box in New York City. She earned a degree in economics from Spellman University.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/-2KXhn0YFl0

Sonic – 23 – Woodland, CA – @sonicartofbeing – She had a label deal at 14 that fell through before she put out an album. She’s a jewelry designer, and deaf in one ear.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/7_kuY7SUxCE

Rob Taylor – 22 – Baton Rouge, LA – @itsrobtaylor – R&B singer, raised by a single mom who became paralyzed after a stroke when Rob was only 12.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/cMqvYhTjND0

 

#TEAMPHARRELL

Caitlin Caporale – 23- Newburgh, NY – @CaitlinCaporale – REALLY wanted to be on TeamXTina, but it was full. She worked in customer service and has competed in a ton of talent shows.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/LEwZB7951uc

Sawyer Fredericks – 15 – Fultonville, NY – @sawyerfrdrx – He lives on his family farm with a slew of animals. His sound is blues/folk. He’s very much an old soul.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/eFH9LQLGNbk

Koryn Hawthorne – 18 – Abbeville, LA – @KorynHawthorne – Works in a pizza shop. She joined a local singing group that performed for elderly facilities, etc. Her mom is a single parent and works very hard.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/4z3Q9UwiXwU

Lowell Oakley – 19 – Durham, NC – @LowellOakley – Standards crooner/soul and blues singer. His uncle studied opera. He sang in his high school a cappella choir.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/fXpnXhkPI_4

Mia Z – 15 – Hyde Park, PA – @MiaZanotti – Comes from a family of musicians in Pittsburgh. She leads a blues band that plays clubs in the area. She’s a blues singer with a whistle register.

The Voice - Season 8 The Voice - Season 8

https://youtu.be/zoaB7jY2zv8

About mj santilli 33176 Articles
Founder and editor of mjsbigblog.com, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!