Alabama’s Asher HaVon Wins ‘The Voice’ Season 25

The first contestant from the state of Alabama to claim the title in the show's 13-year history.

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Asher HaVon, a 31-year-old gospel and R&B singer from Selma, Alabama, has been crowned the winner of “The Voice” Season 25. Coached by country music icon Reba McEntire, HaVon bested a group of talented finalists, including Josh Sanders, Bryan Olesen, Nathan Chester, and Karen Waldrup.

HaVon’s journey on “The Voice” commenced with a blind audition that left a lasting impression. He performed Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” showcasing his gospel roots and powerful vocals. The performance prompted a three-chair turn, with Chance the Rapper, Dan + Shay, and McEntire all vying for HaVon to join their teams. Ultimately, HaVon selected Team Reba, a decision that would prove fruitful.

Throughout the competition, HaVon consistently delivered standout performances. In the battle round, he and his teammate Alyssa Crosby duetted on Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome),” impressing the coaches once more. The knockout round saw HaVon give a show-stopping rendition of Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak My Heart,” earning him standing ovations from all the coaches.

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HaVon’s versatility and impressive range were on full display as he tackled a diverse range of songs. He performed David Guetta and Sia’s “Titanium,” Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You,” and Coldplay’s “Fix You” in a trio. HaVon also ventured outside his comfort zone, offering his take on Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”

In the finale, HaVon gave two final performances: an up-tempo rendition of “Last Dance” by Donna Summer and a soulful, down-tempo version of “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston. He also duetted with his coach, Reba McEntire, on “On My Own” by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald.

HaVon’s win marks a significant milestone for the state of Alabama, as he becomes the first contestant from the state to claim the title in the show’s 13-year history. His coach McEntire will return as the reigning champion for Season 26, alongside new coaches Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé, and returning coach Gwen Stefani.

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HaVon’s victory is also a personal triumph. Prior to his blind audition, he had not sung for two years. His success on “The Voice” has catapulted him to social media fame, with his performances amassing millions of views.

HaVon credits his mother, JoAnne Smith, and an elementary school teacher for encouraging him to sing from a young age. He gained wider recognition in 2015 when he led the choir performing for President Barack Obama during the 50th-anniversary commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march.

With his win, HaVon takes home the season title, a trophy, and a recording contract.

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