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Jeffery Austin

Jeffery Austin McClelland, Jr. 
(born April 15, 1991), better known by his stage name Jeffery Austin, is an American pop singer from St. Charles, Illinois who finished in 4th place on season 9 of the Voice USA, mentored by Gwen Stefani.

BackgroundEdit

Born and raised in St. Charles, Illinois, Jeffery has been singing since childhood. He was a member of his middle school's choir and continued performing even after graduation. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor's degree in public relations and advertising. He later moved to New York where he would get a job working in public relations, which is what he was doing when he tried out for the Voice.

The VoiceEdit

Jeffery tried out for the show by singing "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith. Hearing something special, Gwen Stefani was the only coach to turn around for him. She later admitted to being confused by the other coaches' decision not to turn for him.

With his strong voice and the support of his coach, Jeffery shined, taking on songs such as "Let It Go" by James Bay and a balled version of "Believe" by Cher, songs he later admitted to having to fight for. He earned a devoted fan base in the process.

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Jeffery with his coach, Gwen Stefani

Despite being a one-chair turn, Jeffery made it to the finale where he finished in 4th place beind winner Jordan Smith, runner-up Emily Ann Roberts and 3rd place finisher Barrett Baber. His first single is a cover of the Sugarland hit, "Stay".

Post the VoiceEdit

Since his time on the show, Jeffery has since moved to Los Angeles and has been working on new music as well as recapping the Voice with Yahoo Music's Lyndsey Parker on The Day After. He keeps his fans updated via Twitter and Snapchat. His first single, "Only You", was released on October 14, 2016.

DiscographyEdit

Singles:

  • "Stay" (2015)
  • "Only You" (2016)

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