‘The Voice’ winner performs Bon Jovi’s ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’
It was not an obvious choice, but The voice Contestant Cam Anthony mounted Bon Jovi’s classic song “Wanted Dead or Alive” en route to becoming the eventual winner of Season 20 of the NBC Singing Contest.
Anthony’s soft and moving voice beguiled The voice judges during his initial blind hearing, which led to Nick Jonas using his “block” on John Legend by removing him for offering to become his trainer. But this strategic decision was reinforced by fellow coach Blake Shelton who vowed not to add anyone “in his way” to his squad as the hearings continued. Anthony chose the country singer to guide him through the competition and had a relatively smooth path to the final.
Throughout the race Cam continued to impress with covers of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” and an outstanding performance from Boyz II’s male version of “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”, but with the championship. in play, the young singer withdrew a surprise by choosing to tackle the classic rock of Bon Jovi.
Revealing that the track was one of his family’s favorites and that they were all “rock” in it when he was growing up, the singer continued with a powerful performance that served as his last impression on the vote. audience before the final night when a winner has been crowned.
The track originally appeared on the release of Bon Jovi in 1986 Slippery when wet and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been certified four times platinum in the United States.
After the performance, Shelton congratulated Anthony and admitted that his fellow coaches were also surprised when they saw what song he was performing.
On Tuesday evening (May 25), Anthony, 19, was crowned champion of the season of The voice, winning a cash prize of $ 100,000 and a recording deal with Universal Music Group.
Shelton praised the young singer, saying, “Being on this show and giving us the chance to be a part of your journey changed the show forever and we needed it.
Anthony made his debut in North Philadelphia singing gospel music in his grandfather’s church. Prior to The voice, he had been invited twice to sing the national anthem of President Barack Obama and he had already won a Showtime at the Apollo competition in 2018. He also sang on The Ellen Show when he was only 11 years old.
Check out Cam Anthony’s performance from Bon Jovi’s classic “Wanted Dead or Alive” below.