The Voice Battles: Chris Blue Beats RJ Collins In Performance Of Miguel’s ‘Adorn’
By Shawn Rice
Chris Blue battled RJ Collins to “Adorn” by Miguel on The Voice. Alicia Keys was taken by RJ’s voice and felt him. She said that Chris was raised up with this song. Alicia picked Chris as the winner of the battle and to remain on her team.
Gwen Stefani said Chris allowed himself to get into the music. She was memorized by his body. Gwen chose Chris. Adam Levine found it interesting. He thought their nerves got them in the beginning but that it ended up pretty even. Blake Shelton said RJ’s stage presence was great but felt that Chris is someone who will end up in the finale.
In their practice, DJ Khaled said he wanted to see them mesh together. DJ said that they had good energy. DJ commented that it reminded him of early 90s.
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Chris grew up in a family of seven in a tiny house. His mother decided to put the family in a band called the Blue Family, where they sang at local churches. It later became the Blue Brothers and they performed across the Midwest and later at the Bobby Jones Gospel show on BET. After high school, Chris worked various jobs and even attempted to go back to school. For the past six years, he has worked as a worship leader. During this time, he met his fiancée, Stephanie, who is from England. They have been in a long-distance relationship ever since. She’s been battling bone marrow cancer for most of her life and flatlined during surgery recently. It’s hard on Chris, who has been struggling with not being there through the hard times.
RJ started playing various instruments at a young age, and by age nine began writing and singing. He used music as a way to stay out of trouble. Tragically, in 2009, his older brother was shot and killed. RJ dedicated his life to music because it was his brother’s wish for him to do so. He kept his singing quiet at first, but his friends pushed him to perform publicly.
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