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Deanna Johnson
NAME Deanna Hope Johnson
GENDER FeMale
TEAM(S) Adam Levine
CHAIRS TURNED 4
SEASON(S) 5

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SONGS SUNG {{{Songs}}}
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Round Air Date Viewers Song Original Artist Result
Blind Audition (Season 5) October 7, 2013 7.36 "Stars" Grace Potter and The Nocturnals None of the four coaches turned
Blind Audition (Season 8) February 24, 2015 9.42 "All I Want" Kodaline all four chairs turned, she choose Adam
Battle Rounds March 10, 2015 6.89 "Love Me Like You Do" (vs. Nicolette Mare) Ellie Goulding Saved By Coach
Knockout Rounds March 24, 2015 8.12 "Listen To Your Heart" (vs. Blaze Johnson) Roxette
Live Playoffs April 7, 2015 9.21 "Down To The River To Pray" Traditional Artists Safe
Top 12 April 13, 2015 9.13 "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" Hillsong United
Top 10 April 20, 2015 9.52 "Somebody To Love" Jefferson Airplane Eliminated


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DeAnna Hope Johnson (born December 6, 1995) is an American singer, model and beauty pageant titleholder.[1] Johnson is Miss Georgia USA and represented the state at Miss USA 2017.[2]

Prior to that, Johnson was also a contestant on Season 5 and Season 8 of The Voice, eventually finishing in the Top 10 as part of Adam Levine's team.[3]

Early lifeEdit

During high school, Johnson sang in church and at rodeos[4]. She also played basketball, volleyball, and softball[5] and was homecoming queen [6]. Her team at ACA won two Georgia girl's state basketball championships[7][8] and a national tournament[9] in 2013 while making the all-tournament team. Johnson's volleyball team also won a state championship[10], a Division 2 state championship [11], and she was voted MVP of her team in her senior year. And her softball team also won a state title[12] and the NACA national championship in 2012.[13]

CareerEdit

2013: The VoiceEdit

While still in high school, Johnson auditioned on Season 5 of The Voice covering the Grace Potter song Stars. The audition was in the late rounds and only two coaches were available to vote: Blake Shelton and CeeLo Green. Neither turned their chair.

2015: The VoiceEdit

Johnson reauditioned for Season 8 of The Voice. This time all four coaches (Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams) turned their chair and she eventually selected Adam Levine as her coach. Before finally being eliminated, Johnson showed her vocal flexibility by singing covers of songs in indie folk, pop, Americana, inspirational, soul, rock, and country styles.

Stage Song Original artist Result
Blind audition "All I Want" Kodaline Four chairs turned
Joined Team Adam
Battle Rounds (Top 48) "Love Me Like You Do" Template:Small Ellie Goulding Advanced
Knockout Rounds (Top 32) "Listen to Your Heart" Roxette Advanced
Live Playoffs (Top 20) "Down to the River and Pray" Allison Krauss Advanced
Live Playoffs (Top 12) "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" Hillsong United Sing-off
Instant Save Sing-off "It Will Rain" Bruno Mars Advanced
Live Playoffs (Top 10) "Somebody to Love" Jefferson Airplane Sing-off
Instant Save Sing-off "Help Me Make It Through the Night" Kris Kristofferson Eliminated
Non-competition performances
Stage Song Original Artist
Live Playoffs Results "Diamonds" Template:Smallt Rihanna
Live Playoffs Results "The Joker" Template:Small Steve Miller Band
Live Finale "She Talks to Angels" Template:Small Black Crowes
Live Finale "Rocket Man" Template:Small Elton John

Johnson had two songs appear on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. Down to the River and Pray reached #5 and Oceans reached #14 [14].

Johnson spent the middle of the year following The Voice performing in festivals around Georgia with a four-piece country-rock band[15] playing covers of songs by Cher, Taylor Swift, The Eagles, Wiz Kalifa, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, Nate Reuss, Sam Smith, and others.[16]

2016: Miss Georgia USA pageantEdit

In November 2016, Johnson competed in the Miss Georgia USA pageant held in Atlanta, GA. Prior to that, she had been crowned Miss Vidalia Onion Queen[17] and Relay for Life Miss Appling County in 2016.

Her platform cause is anti-trafficking of children[18] and she has cited Ashton Kutcher's work as a role model in the fight against child abuse and exploitation.[19]

2017: Miss USA pageant Edit

In May 2017, Johnson competed in the preliminary and finals of the Miss USA pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada[20][21]

This year the Georgia State House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate added resolutions to recognize DeAnna Johnson's achievements[22][23]

ArtistryEdit

InfluencesEdit

Musically, DeAnna has mentioned artists such as Florence and The Machine, the Civil Wars, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton as influences. Her contralto voice, a "blend of strength, fragility"[24] with vibrato, country yodel, and English folk inflections has been compared to Cher ("trademark full-throated Cher-like tone"[25]), Crystal Gayle, Florence Welch, Patsy Cline, Sandy Denny, and Amy Lee.[26][27]

During the Miss USA competition, it was announced that she plans to continue her studies in fashion design.[28] During a snapchat, Johnson has said that she had designed the evening gown that she was planning to wear.[29]

ReferencesEdit

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