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Anita Anotoinette

Anita Antoinette Fearson (born August 4, 1989) is a Jamacian singer-songwriter and musician who was a contestant on season 7 of the Voice USA, mentored by Gwen Stefani. She finished in the top 10.

BackgroundEdit

Born in Kingston, Jamacia, Antia's father is reggae icon Clinton Fearson. She came to the United States with her mother, brothers, and sister in 1996, eventually settling in New Britain, Connecticut. A self-taught singer and musician, Anita began writing her own songs when she was a teenager. She is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The VoiceEdit

Anita tried out for the show in season 3 by singing "No Woman, No Cry" by the legendary Bob Marley, but she wasn't able to turn a chair around. Encouraged to try out again, Anita worked on her craft by performing gigs throughout New England, the Northeast, and the Pacific Northwest. She then decided to give the Voice another try.

Season 7Edit

Anita gave the show another shot, this time singing another Bob Marley song, "Turn Your Lights Down Low". Impressed by what they were hearing, all four coaches- Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Pharrell Williams- turned around for her. After hearing what each had to say, Anita choose Gwen Stefani as her coach.

Battle RoundsEdit

For the Battle Rounds, Anita went up against Mayra Alvarez on the song "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash, which was later covered by Jimmy Cliff. Sadly for fans, the battle was montaged but did show that Anita had won.

Knockout Rounds Edit

In this part of the competition, Anita took on the song "Rude" by the Canadian reggae fusion band Magic! However, Craig Wayne Boyd's performance of "Can't You See" by the Marshall Tucker Band made Gwen Stefani's decision hard. However, she picked Anita to move forward while Blake Shelton used his only steal on Craig, who had originally been on his team in the beginning.

Live shows Edit

Once at the live shows, Anita shined, taking on songs such as "All About That Bass" by Meahan Trainor and "Redepmtion Song" by Bob Marley. However, despite putting everything she had into "Let It Go' by Passanger, Anita, along with Reagan James, was eliminated.

Wildcard Edit

Anita returned along with other eliminated contestants for a chance to earn a place in the finale. Her take on "Waiting on The World to Change" by John Mayer was good, but it wasn't enough to help her get to the finale.

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