The Last Dance – Voice

Posted March 8th, 2018 by admin

I was like, man, I want to wear the Last Dance – Voice leopard print jacket at my shows a few times. SAVAGE’ on the back and, of course, it gets attention no matter where you’re at. That being said, it wasn’t the clothing choice that helped Strom earn a bid from celebrity judge Blake Shelton. Strom sang it on Tuesday night’s episode.

Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. If you read and enjoy our journalism, please consider subscribing today. Shelton told the singer after giving him a standing ovation during the broadcast. There’s just a quality to your voice that I think’s endearing, and it drew me in. But if everything you know about Strom at this point is based on what you saw on TV, then you don’t know much. So we caught up with him by phone from Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon, which he’d taken off from work to run through a few rounds of phone interviews with various media. He’s never lived outside of North Carolina.

Born and raised in Shelby, an hour west of Charlotte, Strom attended Appalachian State University in Boone, where he studied graphic and web design. After briefly returning to Shelby upon graduating from college in 2010, he moved to Charlotte to find work. He grew up listening primarily to Christian music. In fact, his parents, Bob and Dana, comprised a singing duo that performed ballads and Christian music at weddings, churches, events and religious-themed conventions. But the guilty pleasure was when I would hang out with my grandpa, my mom’s dad. He introduced me to Motown and oldies, and that’s where I found my escape.

But he didn’t start trying to make music himself until he was at App State. I was just trying to relieve stress in my college dorm room. Though he continues to work a day job, he’s gotten progressively more serious about music in recent years. Here are the highlights: He started reaching a wider audience thanks to videos of him singing that he’d post on Vine back when that was a thing. He was extremely nervous going into his blind audition. You try to make it in the music industry for 10 years, and you get this one moment in front of four mega-idol-celebrities in every genre, hundreds of people and producers and cameras, knowing that it’s gonna be aired in front of millions of people.

Where did he learn those moves? I started learning how to breakdance in high school. Man, what the heck was that? So I started teaching myself the windmill, which is what I did on the stage in the show.

Strom is dating Kendall Bruton, a dancer for the Charlotte Hornets. Beautiful moments in special places with my favorite personthat’s all I need! He’s very loving, gives you big hugs and he’s got humility. It’s awesome to be on his team, man.

I seriously connect with him on that Southern-rooted, genuine kind of level. The Battles will start airing on March 19, but we won’t know exactly which episode he’ll be on. All we know is that when Strom gets his shot, he’ll be ready. Honestly, my strategy is to continue to be myself, to really take songs and put that Jaron swag on them. To show people that I can make anything my own and I can come into the game as the underdog, getting a one-chair turn, and pick up the heat and show more and more of my voice and passion and movement and energy.