Asher Havon reaches Finals of “The Voice”

Published 7:30 am Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Asher Havon took another step toward winning “The Voice.”

The Selma native earned a spot in the Top five after Tuesday night’s live show. Havon was declared safe with Josh Sanders of Kannapolis, North Carolina; Nathan Chester of Chicago, Illinois; Bryan Olesen of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Karen Waldrup of Mandeville, Louisiana.

“Anything is possible if you believe,” HaVon said,

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Havon, 31, showed love to Selma during Monday’s live show. Havon thanked the Queen City for helping develop his singing talent.

“I would not be here without Selma,” HaVon said. “Selma has given me a foundation that I don’t believe I would have gotten anywhere else. The people that are in Selma understand what it means to come from small beginnings and face the world. She’s a beautiful example on how to handle adversity gracefully and rise above it, and still stand. And as an artist, every time I stand on stage, I just feel like the strength that Selma has taught me always shows up and (will) catapult me forward.”

Havon, coached by country music legend Reba McIntire, sang a cover of Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable.” Havon will perform on the May 20 NBC show at 7 p.m. The winner will be announced on Tuesday’s two-hour finale which starts at 8 p.m.

Country Music legend Reba McIntire, who coaches Havon, continues to marvel at the singing ability of Havon.

“You coming out and singing this Beyonce song absolutely floored me,” McEntire said. “I’m so proud of you. You have grown so much, your appearance, your stage presence, and your singing’s always been magnificent. Thank you for shining for God.”

Singer John Legend, who coaches Chester and Oleson, was classy in his praise of Havon.

“Asher, my dad texted me this week and said, ‘Asher is the Voice,’” Legend said. “Now, I’m a little biased toward my team, but I will say this: No matter what other factors people are voting on, I think you’re the best vocalist in this competition. And you show that with every song, no matter what you sing. You can sing, man, just flat out.”