'The Voice' season 16 recently revealed its winner in a star-studded grand finale that aired live last week. Maelyn Jarmon from team Legend was crowned the winner of season 16. The 26-year-old singer's win this season is big not just because it was John Legend's first time being a coach on 'The Voice' but also because even though Jarmon is deaf in one ear she was able to overcome her difficulties and perform without any flaws. In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Jarmon revealed new music is not too far away and spoke of when her passion for singing started.
Starting off Jarmon spoke about topping the iTunes chart with her grand finale songs, 'Stay' and 'Hallelujah': "Well, that was a pretty crazy having 'Stay' go to number 4. 'The Scientist' was the first song on [the] Top 10, but 'Stay' got even higher and then with 'Hallelujah' we got the number 1 on all genres and then 'Wait For You' my original was at number 4 and then our duet was at number 8 and actually John Legend sent me an Instagram message saying, number 1, number 4, number 8, he was so excited and it was really cool."
Adding to that, she said: "I do this for the connection with the audience and to know that you know, how I feel when I record these songs and it is translating with people and they are connecting with it, you know it has just been phenomenal. I mean it's the dream and it was so overwhelming."
Talking about her new music and if fans can expect an album soon, Jarmon said: "Well I am going to be in talks with the record label Republic at some point this week and we'll start talking about what our next steps are and how we want to approach it. There's still a lot to be figured out but there's definitely new music not too far down the road."
We asked Jarmon when her passion for singing began and she revealed: "I have been passionate about singing forever. My dad's a musician and I grew up singing with him and he showed me so much music and I would have to say he's my biggest inspiration just because he really gave me the music and he educated me without really knowing it because we just listened to a lot of music that he loved but he had such a versatile case and I was exposed to so much music when I was younger and that's really influenced who I am as an artist today."
Now that 'The Voice' season 16 is over, the series has been renewed for another season. But this time, Adam Levine revealed he will not be returning as a coach, and Gwen Stefani will take his place.
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