Former Tennessee Temple Student Chris Blue Wins ‘The Voice’ Competition

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Chris Blue, the former Tennessee Temple University student from Knoxville, was voted champion of Season 12 of the popular NBC singing talent show, “The Voice,” on Tuesday night.

Mr. Blue, a worship leader at Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville who attended Tennessee Temple in the early 2010s, sang the Janet Jackson song, “Rhythm Nation,” on Monday night.

After he was crowned champion, he sang his original song, “Money to You.”

An unlikely story, he was the last contestant chosen to compete in the preliminary rounds by singer Alicia Keys, who was the only one of the four judges who had any slots remaining for team members.

He had been inspired to compete after his fiancé underwent a bone marrow transplant.

He was one of four contestants who advanced to Monday’s final round. Finishing second was Lauren Duski, while Alliyah Mouden came in third and Jesse Larson was fourth.

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