by Sheila S.
For the past few weeks, Monroe, Louisiana native Damien Lawson has been bringing audiences to their feet on NBC’s The Voice. Damien auditioned for the 2014 season and was one of this season’s singers who turned all 4 chairs, something he refers to as “a dream come true.”
He chose Adam Levine, front man for the rock band Maroon 5, as his coach. “I picked Adam Levine, because he fought for me the hardest out of all the four coaches.”
Since that night, Damien has flown through the Battle and Knockout Rounds. Last week, he sang Sam Smith’s “I’m not the Only One,” and America voted him through to the upcoming live shows.
Damien, the oldest of seven siblings, got his musical start early. He first sang at Liberty Christian Center, a local church, at the age of three.
We asked Damien to share a few thoughts with us recently and here is what he had to say.
On career influences:
The Winans, Commissioned, Whitney Houston, Brian McKnight, Brandy, The Clark Sisters, and BeBe & CeCe Winans.
On his biggest supporter:
My dad is my biggest supporter.
On where he has to eat when he comes back home:
The place I have to visit is Johnnys Pizza (Home of the Sweep the Kitchen & Sweep the Swamp.)
On his most memorable performance to date:
Singing the National Anthem at The Staples Center.
On the support of those back home:
Words could not describe my appreciation to have the community backing me.
Tonight, Damien will take the stage in The Live Show rounds. Each week, contestants will perform on Monday night. On Tuesdays, the three contestants with the lowest scores will “sing for their lives.” America will vote, and the contestant with the greatest number of votes will receive the “Instant Save” and remain in the competition.
So be sure to stay watch The Voice on Monday and Tuesday nights to support Damien and get him to the end.