10 Facts About ‘The Four’s Newest Member, Noah Barlass
For the first time in what seems like forever, a challenger earned a seat from one of the members of The Four last week! Noah Barlass defeated Jesse Kramer after impressing the judges and audience with his stellar range and insane runs. (Plus, his humble, awkward personality was especially endearing in my opinion.) So to introduce Noah, we’re taking a look at who he is and sharing some facts you might not know about him.
- Noah Barlass is from a small town in Oklahoma called Welch, where he grew up on a farm. The town’s population is estimated to be right around 600 people.
- Noah began singing in church very early in his life. By the age of 5, Noah started performing.
- At 15 years old, Noah had already toured the US and recorded two full-length albums. His second album was an original that he co-wrote with some of Nashville’s top songwriters.
- Noah took a break from pursuing music as a late teen but decided to go at it again when he turned 20. He used his “break” to write and completely revamp his sound and image into what it is today.
- Growing up, his father was a pastor! And according to his bio, Noah is still a believer.
- Noah categorizes himself as an “Alternative Pop R&B” artist.
- His biggest vocal inspirations are James Blake, Beyonce, and Tori Kelly.
- Noah used to live in LA before he moved to Nashville last year. For a while, he was even living out of his car and often slept on the floor. He claims that going through that hard time “made me strong.”
- Noah earned his seat on The Four after singing a stripped-down version of Zedd’s “The Middle.” After Noah’s performance aired, Zedd tweeted his praise for the cover!
- If you’re looking for more performances from him, Noah has an active YouTube channel! He has covered everything from Ariana Grande and Rihanna to The Weeknd and Adele.
Noah will fight to defend his seat this Thursday on The Four. And with the Comeback Artists returning this week, he could be facing some of the strongest acts of the season. We’re rooting for Noah though and hoping he’s around another week!