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Exclusive! Candid Convo With The Voice Season 12 Winner

…Knoxville Native Chris Blue!

THE VOICE -- "Live Finale" Episode 1219B -- Pictured: Chris Blue -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Chris Blue, the newest winner of the NBC music competition The Voice, sat down with Sophisticate’s Black Hair to give us the scoop on his show experience and the best advice music superstar Alicia Key ever gave him. Meet him here…

SBH: What inspired you to audition for The Voice?
CHRIS BLUE: I had people believing in me, such as my fiancé Stephanie, along with my family and everyone around me saying, “You need to do this, you need to go on The Voice.” And as much as I didn’t believe in myself, they believed it for me so I tried it, I did it and here we are now.

SBH: What inspired you to audition with the song “The Tracks Of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson?
CHRIS BLUE: It’s such a beautiful song, beautifully written by one of the greatest writers in life. I felt like it [would] showcase my voice, I felt like it would invoke emotion. I thought it would be the perfect all-around song.

SBH: When Alicia Keys first turned her judge’s chair around to pick you, what were you thinking?
CHRIS BLUE: I didn’t see it when it happened at first—because I was just so focused on singing…But then I began to think, “How many chairs can we get?”—not knowing there was only one spot left on the entire show…So I’m just really grateful that it all played out the way it did.

SBH: What was the best advice coach Alicia gave you?
CHRIS BLUE: The best advice was to be a human being. As artists, when we get on stage and sing, we want to do well so bad that we try too hard. And she said the best way to do it is to let it be—and that means be a human being.

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