John Holiday won the Battle Rounds on “The Voice.”
During the Nov. 10 episode, Holiday went head-to-head with teammate Julia Cooper singing a duet of “Summer Soft” by Stevie Wonder. The performance amazed the mentors with Gwen Stefani noting, “I have no words for you. I don’t even understand how you’re real.”
Holiday went on to beat out Cooper with John Legend naming him the winner of the battle. But in a turn of events, Legend also saved Cooper, noting she had a “unique talent.”
Holiday joined John Legend’s team after his blind audition of “Misty” by Ella Fitzgerald, captivating three of the four judges.
The Countertenor is one of the most hailed countertenors in the world, having won the Marian Anderson Vocal Award in 2014 and performing with such companies as the LA Philharmonic, LA Opera, Dutch National Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Barbican Center, and Carnegie Hall. He is set to make his Met Opera debut in 2021 in Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice.”