Mr. Young Wins “The Voice”

Jonah Kim, Copy

Seabury faculty member Ron Young recently rose to stardom after his historic run on NBC’s hit singing competition The Voice. Young serenaded the country in the final round of the show with his tear-jerking rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sounds of Silence.” Young was the first performer, but after hearing his performance, his competitors forfeited the competition on the spot.

“It was totally not fair!” says Young’s rival on the show, Jackie Chan. “I played the monkey in Kung Fu Panda! I deserve his spot!” After Young’s performance, security had to tackle Chan as he attacked him with a microphone. Chan’s agent has refused to provide further comments from Chan’s cell in an undisclosed high security prison.

“After the grudge match karaoke, I realized I had a real talent for singing and wanted to share it with the world,” says Young. And share he did, with this season of the voice racking in the most viewers in the US than any televised program ever. Young’s debut album, a2+b2=c2, has already surpassed Michael Jackson’s Thriller for the highest grossing album of all time within two weeks of its release. Young has already scheduled his first album tour where he will perform in various cities throughout Western Kansas and Portland, Maine. 

“Without a doubt, we all knew Ron would be the winner the moment he touched this stage. The audience and us judges cried through all of his touching performances,”says The Voice judge Blake Shelton. “He may very well be the greatest musical talent to not only be on this show, but to grace this earth. We are all lucky to have heard this man’s beautiful voice.”