'The Voice' 2022: Who is Ian Harrison? Ohio singer pays emotional tribute to late father with a moving performance
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Performing a song before music industry stalwarts like Blake Shelton, John Legend, Gwen Stefani, and Camila Cabello, can be pretty daunting even for the most seasoned singer. But 20-year-old Ian Harrison put his nerves aside and delivered a chilling performance that left 'The Voice' coaches bickering amongst themselves to get him on their team.
Who is Ian Harrison?
Ian is a 20-year-old student from Columbus, Ohio. Between going to school, and working at a bar during the weekends, Ian makes it a point to fit music somewhere into his life. He is an alternative artist with an ear for all genres ranging from pop to country.
In his introduction package, Ian revealed how the death of his father impacted him. He explained that his father took his own life in 2011 when Ian was only nine years old. The young singer reminisced about how he was too young to understand what was going on with his father and to see some signs. A year after his father died, Ian's adoptive father entered his life. The young singer praised his adoptive father for being a very loving and encouraging person. Ian's passion for music sparked when he inherited his father's guitar and found some notes lying in the case. He took it as a sign from his father to pursue music and began working towards it. Despite never performing before a live audience, Ian decided to take a chance and auditioned for 'The Voice'.
Ian Harrison on 'The Voice' Season 22
For his audition performance, Ian chose the song 'The night we met' by Lord Huron. He explained how he was emotionally connected to the song as it reminded him of his father, and hoped for the judges to sense it. Luckily for Ian, Gwen, Blake, and John, noticed it and turned their chairs for him. Though Blake was the first coach to turn for him, Ian decided to join Team Gwen after listening to her very convincing argument about how she could relate to him and help him tap into his talents.
We can't wait to watch Ian's journey on 'The Voice'.
'The Voice' Season 22 airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC, and is available for streaming on Peacock.