Why is 'The Voice' season 16's Maelynn Jarmon a fan favorite

Why is 'The Voice' season 16's Maelynn Jarmon a fan favorite

Season 16 of 'The Voice' recently premiered on NBC. The series, that is known for its innovation, is currently facing backlash from fans due to its new segment 'Live Cross Battle' that replaced the regular Knockout Rounds. 

Amidst all the flak from fans for sound issues and the voting system during the 'Live Cross Battle', there was one contestant who helped fans forget all that and focus on their performance and that is none other than Maelyn Jarmon. 

Jarmon is a contestant who belongs in John Legend's team. During her audition performance, she sang her rendition of 'Fields of Gold' and got quick chair turns from Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and Adam Levine. Shortly after, even John Legend turned his chair for Jarmon and he got her to join his team. She was the first contestant to get a four-chair turn this season. Legend praised her especially for bringing "magic to the stage".

And now, after taking a look at her 'Live Cross Battle' performance, fans claim that she is fit to be the winner this season. So who is Maelynn Jarmon and why do fans love her? Here's the rundown.

The 25-year-old Jarmon, during her audition, revealed that she is deaf in the right ear because of an infection she got when she was two years old. Raised in Texas, she has been performing in local theatres since a young age. Her rise to fame was quick, and by the time she turned 18, Jarmon had performed at Carnegie Hall not once, but twice.

She has also toured with Tony-nominated Ramin Karimloo. Using her first name Maelynn, 'The Voice' contestant has already released two songs titled 'Last Call' in 2016 and 'Ayo' in 2017. She also revealed that she plans on releasing an EP this year. 'The Voice' is not Jarmon's first reality TV competition series. Previously she participated in 'American Idol' when she was 16 years old but sadly couldn't make it past the first round. 

Now participating in 'The Voice', the contestant has made her mark in the show's history. Fans have revealed that they love Jarmon for her impeccable tone and praised her for dishing out the best performance during the 'Live Cross Battles'. "Go Maelyn! Honestly the best performance of the cross battles... gave me shivers #TheVoice," wrote a fan. Another added, "Maelyn just won this season in my opinion!!! #teamLegend"



Some fans also declared that the series can go ahead and name Jarmon the title winner this season. "Can we just skip ahead with the rest of the season and declare Maelyn the winner? #TheVoice," wrote the excited fan. 

'The Voice' season 16 airs every Monday and Tuesday on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.

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