‘The Voice’ Winner Cam Anthony Returns to ‘The Ellen Show’ After Seven Years

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The Voice winner Cam Anthony returned to The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week for the first time since 2014. He previously appeared on the show when he was 12 years old, after his musical talent went viral online.

Anthony reflected on how far he’s come since his first appearance on the show, and later delivered a performance of Hozier’s “Take Me to Church,” which he sang on The Voice Season 20.

Cam Anthony Returns to ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

DeGeneres played a clip from Anthony’s last appearance on her show in 2014. Anthony called it a “full circle moment,” adding, “I’m definitely able to realize how crazy this has been.”

The host said she didn’t realize that the 19-year-old singer she was watching on The Voice had been on her show before. She was wondering to herself, “Who is this guy? He’s amazing!”


Anthony acknowledged that his place on Blake Shelton’s team was “unlikely,” but praised his coach for being “down-to-earth” and creating a “chill vibe” that he needed. The singer also shared that he would love to star as the Scarecrow in The Wiz someday.

Anthony told DeGeneres that he would also love to work with Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, and former AGT singer Jayna Brown. He said he’d love for Brown to star as Dorothy with him in The Wiz. As DeGeneres said, “Let’s make that happen!”

Anthony Performs ‘Take Me to Church’ by Hozier

Anthony finished his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show by performing “Take Me to Church,” which he previously sang during the Live Playoffs on The Voice Season 20.

The singer was a frontrunner during this past season of The Voice, blowing away both the coaches and the viewers with his talent and professionalism. In the end, he beat runner-up Kenzie Wheeler to take home the trophy and give Shelton his eighth win as a coach.

“I just wanted to say, thank you all from the bottom of my heart,” he told fans in an Instagram livestream after his win. “This has been an amazing journey, and to be able to experience this with such amazing people has been outrageous.”


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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