‘The Voice’: Top 3 Finalists tell all

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And then there were three: Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie and Jake Worthington face off on “The Voice.”
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Christina Grimmie, the 20-year-old pop singer, left her hometown in New Jersey to follow her dreams in Los Angeles. Grimmie began her music career on YouTube and now has over 2 million subscribers. The YouTube sensation got all four chairs to turn and went with Team Adam. Winning The Voice could be her shot to finally make it big outside the online world.

Josh Kaufman, the family man from Indianapolis, supported his wife and three kids as an SAT prep tutor and band member of “The New Etiquette” playing local gigs. This soul singer got all four chairs to turn in the Blinds and originally went with Team Adam, but was stolen by Usher during the second Round of Battles. Kaufman hopes that winning “The Voice” will allow him to support his family as a full-time musician.

Jake Worthington, the true country kid from Texas, discovered his passion for music after a terrible football accident, which gave him time to relax his muscles and exercise those vocal cords. After not making the team in Season 5, Worthington is back to prove he has what it takes. He got three chairs to turn in the Blinds and (unsurprisingly) went with Team Blake.


The top three finalists of Season 6 talk about what their journey has been like on “The Voice.”

How has life changed since being on “The Voice“?

Kaufman: The scale of things is so big all of a sudden. I mean now when I go to the airport, people recognize me.

Grimmie: I have been busier than ever before. My memory has gotten a lot better too because we have to memorize a song a week.

Worthington: My life has changed completely. I’m not necessarily able to do what I want when I want. I don’t get to see people I love or grew up with everyday. This is work completely and not a vacation, yet a major blessing and I’m thankful for it.

What has been the biggest challenge on the show?

Kaufman: I would say the performances themselves. There’s so much more on the line. You feel like every moment on stage matters but you’re still trying to have fun. You have to find that balance. 

Grimmie: For me, it’s being away from my family. We got to go home for a week after the blinds, but now we stay here to work on the show.

Worthington: Definitely not being with my family and friends. 

What is it like working with your coach?

Grimmie: Adam is the best, and he’s very supportive. Lately, we’ve been getting more one-on-one time with our coach, too. 

Kaufman: Usher has a very unique coaching style. He has me run around the stage before rehearsal and sometimes he’ll have me sing in the mirror. [Laughs] But he’s a really good communicator. 

Worthington: The amount of quality time given is amazing. I mean, it’s not every day you sit down and talk with a huge country star like Blake and he ain’t afraid to be himself.  Whatever he says, on a serious or joking matter, he’s always honest with me. 

Whether you win or lose, what are you walking away with?

Worthington: To believe in myself. I personally feel the first time I walked on that stage, I was already a winner along with everyone else. Win or lose, I walk away with a chin held high, a good conscious and everything I learned in every vocal lesson. 

Kaufman: I’ve learned that if you set your mind to something and pursue it, it will eventually pay off. 

Grimmie: Inspiring people has been the greatest reward for me. Despite the challenges I might face as an artist, it motivates me to see that other people are impacted by my music. I feel like I’ve been called to do this and I don’t want to do anything else. 



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