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|Origin||Ringwood, New Jersey, United States|
|Genres||Funk, Rock, Blues|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, drums, bass, keyboard|
Garrett Gardner is an American singer and songwriter. He auditioned twice to the US edition of The Voice. His first attempt in season 3 ended in failure with no coach turning their chair, while his second attempt in season 4 earned him a spot on the Top 12 finals. He was eliminated finishing 11th-12th in the series. Gardner sings funky pop, rock, and blues.
Gardner was born and raised in Ringwood, New Jersey. His parents are both musicians. Since he was one year-old, Gardner has played toy instruments like the drum. In an interview with Christina Milan, Gardner stated that his musical exploits as a toddler evolved into him playing actual drums and other instruments as an adult.
The Voice, season 3
In 2012 of The Voice season 3, Gardner auditioned but was not selected by any coaches. He sang "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. However, Gardner received constructive advice from coach Adam Levine. After his audition fell short, Gardner’s father died, which encouraged him to try out again the next season. Also, Gardner received criticism from judges and impressive replies from internet media and television.
The Voice, season 4
In The Voice season 4, Gardner auditioned and joined Shakira’s team, since she was the only judge to turn a chair. He sang the "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes which captured Shakira’s interest with Gardner’s signature voice.
As he advanced into the live playoffs, he sang "Imagine" by John Lennon where he plays piano and his performance led the judges to save him he and advanced to top 12. Before the top 12 results, team Shakira performed "We Are the Champions" in episode 15. Also, Team Blake & Team Shakira joined forces performing the song "Hall of Fame", as non-competition, intermission number with Gardner as part of the team.
In the top 12 live performances, Gardner crooned "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys which brought positive feedback from the judges. However, on results night, he did not get through to the Top 10 by the public votes. Gardner exited the competition on May 14.
Performances on The Voice
- – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
|Blind Audition (Season 3)||"Have You Ever Seen The Rain?"||Creedence Clearwater Revival||September 10, 2012||1.4||No chairs turned|
|Blind Audition (Season 4)||"Seven Nation Army"||The White Stripes||April 1, 2013||3.5||Shakira turned|
Defaulted to Team Shakira
|Battle Rounds||"How You Like Me Now?" (vs. J'Sun)||The Heavy||April 15, 2013||7.2||Saved by Coach|
|Knockout Rounds||"Too Close" (vs. Tawnya Reynolds)||Alex Clare||April 29, 2013||11.2||Saved by Coach|
|Live Playoffs||"Imagine"||John Lennon||May 7, 2013||15.1||Saved by Coach|
|Live Top 12||"I Want It That Way"||Backstreet Boys||May 13, 2013||17.3||Eliminated|
- Wetpaint (2013) Garrett Gardner News
- Reality TV World (2013)The Voice' eliminates Vedo and Garrett Gardner and determines season's Top 10 finalists
- Michael Slezak (2013)The Voice Results: Did the Right Contestants Make the Season 4 Top 12? TVLine Media
- North Jersey Media Group (2013) Ringwood musician Garrett Gardner has big plans post-"Voice"
- Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. (2013) Aspiring singer Garrett Gardner may have gotten the heave-ho from The Voice, but he's not letting that stifle his music career. The New Jersey native performed during GDNY on Friday.