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‘The Voice’ 19th season contestant John Holiday recently rocked Apple Room Stage for the American Songbook show, netizens wonder ‘What’s next now’

Recently, John Holiday performed incredibly at the Apple Room Stage for his American Songbook Show and gathered much appreciation from audiences.

The Lincoln Centre Instagram page tagged him in an Instagram post a week back with the caption, “Countertenor and @nbcthevoice star @johnholidaylive took the Appel Room stage for his #AmericanSongbook show, featuring songs by Florence Price, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and more!” Beneath the post, many commented that he and his band rocked the stage.

Belonging to a family of musicians, John was inclined towards music as a toddler. He once said, “I’ve been singing since I was two years old. My grandmother and my mother often tell me that I sang before I spoke.”

Over the years, his musical horizons widened as he participated in several world premiers and performed in numerous operas and concerts. But his entry to The Voice season 19 brought him much fame, acquiring fifth place in the show.

After that, he returned to his opera career, intending to take it to a new level. It’s been a while since John Holiday has hardly appeared on screen, raising eyebrows about what he is up to now and where he is.

Key Takeaways

  • John Holiday is a renowned opera singer who caught the spotlight competing in The Voice season 19.
  • He recently performed for the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center. He even shared the stage with his husband, Rio Souma.
  • John and Rio married in August 2022.
  • John recently announced that he will be the singer of the title role of Echnaton.

John Holiday is all set to sing the title role of ‘Echnaton’ at Komische Oper Berlin

On March 14, 2023, John Holiday shared great news for opera enthusiasts, writing, “With today already being an exciting day, I’m thrilled to finally announce that I will be singing the title role of Echnaton (Akhenaten) @komischeoperberlin in their next season.”

He further wrote, “Truly, I’ve been longing to do this role since I made my professional debut in @philipglass Galileo Galilei in 2011, at Portland opera. I can’t wait to bring to life my OWN realization of this role with the incomparable Barrie Kosky at the helm. I love this man, and I’m excited to make my role AND company debut with this extraordinary role. ANYTHING is possible.”

He is now busy performing jazz at the Apple Room Stage for his American Songbook series.

John has been associated with it for over three months now. On January 31, he wrote, “I’m excited that the announcement for my Jazz at Lincoln Center debut in the phenomenal @lincolncenter American Songbook series. I can’t begin to tell you what a dream come true this is for me.”

Apart from this, the operatic countertenor John is an Associate Professor of voice & operas at The School of Music at The University of Maryland. He joined the University in the fall of 2023. Before, he was an associate professor of music at Lawrence University.

John Holiday married his ‘The Voice’ teammate Rio Souma in 2022

Though the news of John Holiday and his husband Rio’s marriage is now making a wave in the media, the couple married in 2022.

On August 9, 2022, John shared some of his wedding pictures on his Instagram and captioned it, “Fresh off of our honeymoon, I’d love to share a few more photos with you, from our Celestial Dream. It was TRULY a fairytale….more to come.”

The duo first met while auditioning at The Voice amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Though Rio, whose real name is DeMario Adams, couldn’t make it after the battle round in The Voice and exited from the show, the two remained in touch with each other, and slowly, their relationship turned romantic.

John once said, “For me, it was such a specific fairytale story that I believed was happening in my life. All at once, the song represents the butterflies I felt about Rio’s and my new relationship, but it also showed that love was possible.”

Now, it’s been almost two years since the pair walked down the aisle. They currently reside in Appleton, Wisconsin.


How far did John Holiday get on the voice?

John Holiday reached up to the fifth position at The Voice.

Is John Holiday a countertenor?

Yes, John is an operatic countertenor.

Who married each other from The Voice?

John Holiday and Rio Souma from the Voice married each other.

Anuja Uprety
Anuja Uprety
Anuja Uprety is a content writer with almost two years of experience in the field. She is a passionate researcher and likes to use the skill to explore Hollywood trend.


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