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'The Voice' Top 11 Finalist Brings the House Down with Powerful Gospel Song on National TV


Meet Kymberli Joye, a 26-year-old vocalist from Connecticut who is a frontrunner to win this season of NBC television’s “The Voice.”

Joye is a powerful vocalist who aims to showcase her passion for singing gospel music while letting the name of Jesus Christ ring boldly into the ears of an entire nation.

The opportunity to sing a powerful gospel song on national television is pretty rare.

Joye seized her opportunity and sang gospel musician Tasha Cobbs’ “Break Every Chain.”

The audience was left stunned as the musician made a big, bold statement about who she is, what she stands for and who she aims to showcase for audiences worldwide as her career explodes.

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“I feel like we had a real moment here,” host Carson Daly said. “I feel like I should say thank you to you.”

The Voice” vocal coaches had plenty of compliments for the singer, building up Kymberli’s confidence with each word of praise.

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“Let me tell you how you should have introduced her, Carson,” Hudson said. “First of all, you should have said, ‘The doors of The Voice Baptist Church are now open.'”

“Then you should’ve said, ‘Sister Kymberli is gonna come on the stage and render us an anointed selection.’ Cause she opened up the doors of the church up in here.”

Kelly Clarkson, Joye’s coach, affirmed that pursuing a career in gospel music is what the singer seems born to do.

“You have this boldness and this roundness of your tone that is straight from God, it is such a blessing,” Clarkson said. “You love gospel music, that’s what you want to do. And that’s what you’re going to do.”

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When Joye found out she had advanced to become one of the top ten finalists, she was thrilled.

“I hope my fans saw the true Kymberli Joye,” the artist said on television. “Gospel music is what I want to do with my career so I’m so grateful that they picked that gospel song for me.”

“It gave me the opportunity to really show America who I am as an artist.”

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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