Corey Kent White is many things. He’s an artist. He’s a songwriter, and he’s a hard worker. So far, he's also, hands down, my pick to win The Voice this season. White has put in thousands of hours as a writer and performer. In fact, White’s performances and original songs have already captivated audiences of all sizes throughout the United States.
As part of Team Blake, White and Jacob Rummell competed in the final night of The Voice battle rounds Tuesday, and White walked away with the win. In what coach Blake Shelton declared a "dead even" battle, it was White who Shelton chose to advance to the knockout rounds, though I think White was clearly the best choice. Rummell was stolen by Pharrell, so he remains on the show as well.
The knockout rounds are set to air March 23, 24 and 30 on NBC. In the knockouts, the singers are again pitted against a fellow team member, but they choose which song they will perform individually while the other watches.
Over ten years ago, White started his music career on a lonely stage at the State Fair in Tulsa, OK. Although it was just him and his guitar, Corey’s talent and professionalism shone through and impressed the manager of a Western Swing band called Oklahoma Stomp. White’s first appearance quickly turned into a five-year gig touring with this group that opened for well-known acts like the Oak Ridge Boys and played famous stages like the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
One thing about the success that White has experienced is clear—it was earned not given. He has worked extraordinarily hard to achieve these extraordinary results. What’s more, all of this clears up one thing about his future…He won’t stop working until he is at the top, and I hope he's the top choice for America this season on The Voice. I can't help but be excited over White. I usually choose a country singer to root for, because they are usually some of the best talent on the show, but White has a breathy, sexy voice, not to mention that he's just adorable.