Team John Legend on ‘The Voice’ 2022
Omar Jose Cardona
After Omar Jose Cardona performed Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” for his top eight performance, Gwen Stefani joked that he was probably lip syncing because his voice sounded so flawless.
“Omar can do it!” Legend exclaimed, per the Deseret News. “Whatever note you need him to hit, whatever note you need him to hold at the end of the song, Omar can do it!”
Legend has been a strong supporter of Cardona all season long. The coach got emotional after hearing Cardona perform Foreigner’s power ballad “I Want To Know What Love Is” for the top 10 round.
“I just feel like you’re going from being an incredible singer to being somebody that connects with people’s hearts and with their emotion,” Legend said, according to MSN. “I felt it even more this week. It feels spiritual when you’re singing. You talked about last week how much you wanted to uplift people and inspire people, and I feel that coming from you. It’s so powerful, so moving, so thrilling.
“You are the reason ‘The Voice’ exists.”
Cardona initially got a four-chair turn with his energetic rendition of Journey’s “Separate Ways.” After his performance, the 32-year-old singer from Orlando, Florida, said he ultimately wanted to perform in a style that blends pop and “old-school rock.”
“I haven’t heard a voice like that since like the ‘’80s,” Stefani said of Cardona, who has sung all over the world as a full-time performer for 15 years. “We never get to hear men sing like that anymore. It was so exciting.”
Legend went so far as to tell Cardona he believed the singer could go all the way in the competition.
“You’re the kind of artist that could win ‘The Voice,’” Legend said. “You could win this show.”
That kind of affirmation was more than enough to convince Cardona to join Team Legend. And now, as part of the top five, Cardona is getting closer to making Legend’s prediction come true.
When is ‘The Voice’ 2022 season finale?
The Season 22 two-part finale of “The Voice” airs on NBC Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. MT and Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. MT.