It’s problem week on “The Voice,” which implies the highest 10 contestants had been tasked with singing a music exterior of their consolation zone.
For 28-year-old Joshua Vacanti, that meant an R&B ballad. Vacanti’s coach John Legend assigned him “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys, which Vacanti stated “terrified” him at first (he is caught to pop and musical theatre songs to this point within the competitors). But Vacanti discovered a private connection to the music and delivered a efficiency that impressed the coaches.
The night time of the stay show, November 29, occurred to be Vacanti’s second marriage ceremony anniversary along with his spouse, Sam Olewnik. “Happy Anniversary bubs🤍 I received your again, you bought mine,” Vacanti captioned an Instagram photograph of the pair on their marriage ceremony day. According to Vacanti’s bio on the NBC web site, he often gigs along with his spouse and sings in a worship band together with her.
Watch Vacanti’s efficiency of “If I Ain’t Got You” beneath:
‘The Voice’ Alum Inspired Vacanti to Audition
Buffalo native Cami Clune made it to the semi-finals on season 19 of “The Voice.” Clune and Vacanti had been in the identical band, “Direct Worship,” for years and even did a neighborhood Christian TV show collectively. Seeing Clune accomplish that properly on “The Voice” gave Vacanti the braveness to provide it a attempt himself.
“She (Cami) is sort of an enormous inspiration for me auditioning for the show,” Vacanti informed The Buffalo News. “I’d by no means seen somebody I had labored with so carefully on a platform like that and that sort of simply sparked one thing in me.”
Vacanti works as a prevention educator for the Erie County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, doing anti-drug and anti-bullying displays at faculties. He continues to be instructing nearly part-time whereas competing on “The Voice.”
“I can not wait to return within the school rooms and be an instance,” Vacanti informed The Buffalo News. “‘Hey, bear in mind Mr. Josh used to speak about how he liked to sing and needed to have a profession in music? It’s by no means too late to succeed in on your dream. So simply preserve pushing for it.'”
Vacanti Struggled With Health Problems & Bullying As a Kid
Vacanti’s contestant bio on the NBC web site states that he suffered from extreme bronchial asthma as a baby and needed to be hospitalized often. He was prescribed steroids which brought on him to quickly achieve weight. Vacanti as soon as weighed 300 kilos and was bullied for his dimension.
To address these struggles, Vacanti turned to music. He discovered neighborhood by way of his church choir and went on to review music at SUNY Buffalo State.
“I did not have a brilliant robust pal group rising up and I simply felt very ostracized. I used to be a simple goal for teenagers. Kids may be merciless generally,” Vacanti informed The Buffalo News. “It wasn’t till later in life I spotted that the issues that make me completely different and distinctive are the very best components about me and that is an enormous message that I try to train youngsters when I’m working in faculties.”