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Meet Alex Guthrie of The Voice Season 17


Alex Guthrie of The Voice Season 17. (NBC Photo)

Alex Guthrie of The Voice Season 17. (NBC Photo)

His blind audition: Alex Guthrie, 25, of Marietta, Ga., performed “Love and Happiness.” He was well into his Al Green cover when a big note near the end of the performance prompted a chair turn from Kelly. Gwen soon followed. Kelly liked the “jam session” feel of his performance and the versatility in his voice. Alex opted to join Team Kelly.

Here’s more about Alex.

* He’s an Atlanta-based artist best known for his appearance in an American Family Insurance TV commercial from 2017.

* The commercial features Alex performing Bill Wither’s “Lovely Day” in an Atlanta park. Midway through the song, he’s joined by Jennifer Hudson.

* Alex says he landed that gig by responding to a Facebook ad looking for a guy in his 20s with a soulful voice for “a live event.” Alex told “I genuinely had no idea I would be singing with Jennifer Hudson until she showed up in the middle of that song to sing with me.”

* Alex has plenty of other musical accomplishments he could boast about, including a 10-track debut album called “Lessons Learned” that was released in 2014.

* That album is classified as alternative folk on Apple Music, but Alex says he’s been working on a new album with more of an R&B bent.

* He’s released two singles more recently — “Is It Me” and “Keep on Talking,” which he bills as a song about conflict resolution that you can dance to. Check out the latter below.

* Alex has also performed the national anthem for the Atlanta Braves and, in 2018, was named the most popular “emerging artist” at the Summerfest in Milwaukee.

* He’s also opened for a number of well-known artists, including Voice coach Kelly Clarkson. He never met Kelly, but heard from a radio host that she said he had the “voice of an angel.”

* According to his Voice bio, Alex started playing guitar at 12, started gigging at 16 and once helped supplement his income by breeding snakes.

See also …
Alex Guthrie talks about his blind audition on The Voice

On social media:
Twitter: @TheAlexGuthrie

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1 Comment

  1. Charlotte September 23, 2019 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    What a voice! This is what America wants.

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