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Spokane’s Liam St. John joins Gwen Stefani’s team on ‘The Voice’

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 21, 2020

Spoiler alert: “The Voice” airs from 8-10 tonight on NBC, so stop reading now if you don’t want to know all the results before the program ends.

There is no doubt that Spokane singer-songwriter Liam St. John’s night was made Tuesday on the second episode of Season 19 of NBC’s “The Voice.”

After performing Marcy Playground’s “Sex & Candy,” St. John was pitched by judges and real-life couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani after to join their team. St. John, 29, chose Stefani, who found fame as lead singer of No Doubt and as a solo artist and recent Las Vegas Strip headliner.

St. John posted on his Facebook page on Oct. 2 that he had auditioned for the new season of “The Voice.” He also has posted several performances on there.

A YouTube clip introducing St. John features a lot of Spokane, including how to pronounce the city’s name. His debut also featured Riverfront Park, the Centennial Trail and him singing to his mom with the Monroe Street Bridge in the background. His family watched St. John’s performance from Spokane.

After a one-season hiatus, Stefani is back for her fifth season as a judge, replacing Nick Jonas; Shelton his 19th, host Carson Daly his 19th and remaining judges Kelly Clarkson and John Legend their sixth and fourth, respectively.

You can read more about St. John, who once called his time performing at Spokane’s recently shuttered Bartlett his dream venue and now resides in Los Angeles, in The Spokesman-Review as he progresses on the reality-TV competition.

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