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Jerome Godwin is an American singer and songwriter. He gained fame after appearing as a contestant in Season 23 of NBC’s singing competition show The Voice. The show is judged by four renowned figures, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan.
Jerome Godwin was born in Marianna, Florida and raised in Ashford, Alabama. He attended Chipley High School in Florida before enrolling at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama.
Since a young age, Jerome has had his sights set on a career in music and released his first song, “I’m Still a Kid,” before the age of 12.
In an interview, Jerome said that he grew up in a family passionate about music and enjoyed watching his mother play piano in church every Sunday as a child. His lifelong love for music and creativity developed from his early exposure to these influences. He said, AUM
“My grandparents on both sides of the family know how to sing along with my aunts and uncles. My mother plays the piano, and I grew up watching her play in church and for many well-known people, which definitely inspired my interest in music.”
Jerome is paving his way for future success with a strong inclination towards music and creative writing.
Jerome’s parents Jerome Godwin II and Donna Godwin are both from Jackson County. His mother graduated from Marianna High School in 1993. His father graduated from Cottondale High School in 1993.
His paternal grandparents are Cottondale residents Jerome Godwin I and Blanche Godwin. His maternal grandparents are Don and Saundrette Taylor of Marianna.
Jerome has two younger siblings. Dothan
Jerome was feeling nervous but determined as he stepped up to the microphone for his second audition on The Voice. Although his first time attempting the show didn’t go as planned, with no chairs turning, John Legend had seen potential in him and encouraged Jerome to return.
Jerome released a gospel-inspired single called “My Everything” last spring.
Jerome has been leading praise and worship, as well as serving as music director for seven churches. Currently, he serves as worship leader at Northview Christian Church Safe Harbor in Montgomery, Alabama.
In an interview with Auburn, Jerome revealed that his musical inspirations include Kim Burrell, John Legend, Brandy and Todd Dulaney. In 2019, he featured on the Lifetime show “Ms. T’s Music Factory” in which Temmora Levy gives advice to aspiring musicians. Jerome also attempted to get on American Idol in 2019.
In 2023, he performed Ariana Grande’s “pov” during The Voice Blind Auditions and got two chair turn from Niall Horan and Kelly Clarkson. Later he decided to join Team Niall.
About the Season 23 of The Voice:
The Voice returned with a brand new installment. This season will feature some of the best and brightest singing talent from all over the country, as well as a star-studded line-up of coaches which include Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan, Chance The Rapper and OG coach Blake Shelton who will be bidding farewell to his long-time tenure after this season.
The Voice is sure to be an exciting and entertaining ride for viewers everywhere. Each episode will see contestants battling it out to impress one or more of the coaches in order to move to the next round. For those that are chosen by more than one coach, they must use their charm and talents to convince the judges on why they should be part of their team.
This year’s installment is bound to be exciting as the show features an array of unique contestants from different walks of life and cultures. Each week the stakes will get higher as contestants give it their all with the hopes of making it through to the finals.
Watch The Voice on NBC Mondays at 8/7c, Tuesdays at 9/8c, and the next day on Peacock.