Covid-19 has certainly caused a lot of holdbacks in terms of events and “The Voice Uk” is just one of them.
The widely appreciated show that exposes singers to the world, is back however, after a 7-month break but Jamaicans are happy to see their very own 18 years old Gevanni Hutton, still being a part of the competition and advancing to the semi-final stages.
Just like “The Voice America”, there are 4 coaches and each coach is given a minimum of three competitors.
Even though Gevanni’s coach Will.I.Am was given three contestants, the Jamaican is the only remaining singer for the 7 time Grammy winner in the competition.
The youngster’s father Ian Hutton who moved to the UK in 2002, describes the feeling he is having according to the star as ” Nervous, ecstatic and happy” all at the same time.
Hutton also commented that the song “Many rivers to cross” by Jimmy Cliff, that was chosen for his son to sing in the semifinals was the right choice for him as it accurately depicted his story.
Gevanni recently moved to the Uk in 2018 but has found it difficult to attend school as he is ill with diabetes type 1, and according to his father wouldn’t be safe for him to travel 45 minutes on a train each day to school.
He has stated however that it is much easier to manage Gevanni for the competition.
Mr Hutton mentioned that Gevanni’s voice, and performance confidence, got better throughout the lockdown. He even said that the young singer had even transformed into a more mature person.
Along with Gevvani Hutton, there are also 2 finalists from the country of Ireland by the names of Jonny Brooks from team Tom, and Brooke Schullin from team Meghan.
There Is also Blessings Chitapa from team Olly, who hails from the Uk and closes out the finalist.
Ian has also thanked the diaspora supporters of Gevanni, especially those in Jamaica who have stood by them from the start.
The youngster who is originally from Cypress Hall, Red Hills Jamaica, will win a recording contract from Universal Music if he wins the competition.
The win would come as the second victory for Jamaica in a competition of its kind, as Tessanne Chin, had in a previous year, won “The Voice” competition in the United States of America.