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Billy Gilman
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General Information
Name Billy Gilman
Gender Male
Nationality American
Location Richmond, Rhode Island
Occupation Pop Singer

Child Country Sensation (formerly)

Team(s) Team Adam
Season(s) Season 11
Placement Runner-Up
Chairs Turned
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Adam
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Miley
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Alicia
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Blake

Billy Gilman was a contestant on Season 11 of The Voice, and a member of Team Adam. His blind audition of the Adele song "When We Were Young" turned all four chairs.

A contestant of very rare tidings, he had actually been a successful artist prior to joining The Voice. Once a child Country star, he released his debut single "One Voice" when he was just 11 years old. The song achieved significant success, peaking at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the youngest artist to ever have a Top 40 single on the Country charts, and even granted him a GRAMMY nomination. However, he was ultimately dropped from his record label in 2003 due to changes in his voice.

Billy Advanced all the way to the top 12 being the clear front runner. He continued through the top 11, top 10, and the top 8, where he, along with Sundance Head and Wè McDonald, was one of the top 3 vote getters, getting him automatically into the finale. In the top 4, he received enough votes to advance to the top 2 along with Sundance Head as the Finale results night came to a close. Billy ultimately came in 2nd place, losing to winner Sundance Head.

Before The Voice

"At the age of 12, Billy released his first country album, One Voice, with Sony Records. The title track earned Billy a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and was on the Billboard Country Top 40 for seven weeks. Billy became the youngest artist to ever have a Top 40 hit and a 2x platinum album. As Billy grew up and his voice changed, he was eventually dropped from his record deal. In 2014, a reporter found out that Billy was gay and threatened to out him, so Billy posted a YouTube video opening up to his fans as a gay man. Since coming out and choosing a career focused on pop music instead, Billy finally feels like his true self."

-NBC.com

Performances

Stage Song Original Artist Result
Blind Auditions "When We Were Young" Adele 4-chair turn
Battles "Man In The Mirror" Michael Jackson Won
Knockouts "Fight Song" Rachel Platten Won
Live Playoffs "Crying" Roy Orbison Safe
Live Top 12 "The Show Must Go On" Queen Safe
Live Top 11 "All I Ask" Adele Safe
Live Top 10 "Anyway" Martina McBride Safe
Semifinals "I Surrender" Celine Dion Safe
Finale "My Way" Frank Sinatra Runner-Up

Resources

https://www.nbc.com/the-voice/credits/credit/season-11/billy-gilman

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