Another great season of The Voice has finished. And the crowning of Smith at the end of last Tuesday’s two-hour star-studded finale was hardly a surprise, as the 22-year-old Kentucky native was considered the obvious favorite among finalists that included runner-up Emily Ann Roberts, Barrett Baber and Jeffery Austin.
Smith, who grew up singing in a church choir and has a repertoire that includes both gospel and Christian music, said he never assumed he would win, even if others did.
“It’s just crazy. You never know what’s going to happen. You have goals and dreams and then always doubt creeps in,” said the singer, who cited a rendition of Queen’s Somebody to Love as a season highlight. “There were so many times when I did not expect to be in this position. And I’m still blown away by that. This is so surreal, because I never expected it. But I’m so proud to be sitting here.”
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