The countertenor John Holiday, a voice teacher at the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University, was the runaway star of the season 19 kick-start of the US talent show, The Voice.
Holiday, 35, from Rosenberg, TX, sang as a boy chorister with the Houson Symphony. He decided to pursue opera himself to break more barriers as a young gay black man. John now performs opera in four languages and works as a jazz singer. He currently lives in Wisconsin with his husband, Paul.