10 Things You Need to Know About Addison Agen of ‘The Voice’
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Not even 24 hours after Addison Agen covered Joni Mitchell’s A Case of You, the song is #3 on iTunes. The 16-year-old from Fort Wayne, Indiana, who never flew on a plane before The Voice auditions, has become something of a folk hero to millions of young fans around the country.
Addison’s story is like a fairy tale — but do you know the whole story? Here are 10 fun facts about the young phenomenon whom her coach Adam calls “one of the most special singers in the world.”
- Addison says Adam taught her “how to take bits and pieces of every genre that I like, and put them together, and make my own unique part of my own genre.”
- What is that genre? Addison has described herself as an indie-folk music artist. On her Facebook page, she lists her genre as “acoustic soul.” Whatever you call it, it’s mellow and magical.
- Even Carson Daly is a fan. Though he tries to be neutral — or at least equally supportive of each contestant — on last night’s episode he couldn’t help but throw in “Great is great” after Addison’s performance.
- In an interview with her hometown paper, Addison revealed that her absolute favorite song to sing is Jealous by Labirinth, a beautiful piano ballad.
- She also loves singing Jolene by Ray LaMontagne (her Voice audition song), Wake Up with Me by Gabrielle Aplin, and Delicate by Damien Rice.
- Sara Bareilles approved of Addison’s rendition of She Used To Be Mine, from the musical Waitress, which Bareilles wrote.
- Addison and two friends perform as VeVox, short for “Vehicle Vox,” because they sing in cars. Check our their fantastic harmonies!
- She writes songs, too! You can buy her album here. One reviewer said “Agen possesses both an incredible knack for pop hook songwriting and a voice that seems to carry years of life she has yet to live.”
- Her father owns a record store in Fort Wayne, Neat Neat Neat Music & Records, where she sometimes hosts performances and meet-and-greets.
- Her mother works several jobs; one of them is providing musical therapy at a nursing home. So Addison has had music in her life for some time.
After her performance of She Used To Be Mine, Adam told her “You are a pillar of class, dignity, and soulfulness that young people can identify with.” Can she finish her incredible Cinderella-like run? Stay tuned…