BY MIA JACKSON
Avery Wilson (born July 18, 1995) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, and the youngest of three children. Wilson started singing at the age of 8 years old, then he became a YouTube sensation in his teen years. Life changed quickly for the product from Connecticut.
Wilson started his career in 2012 as a contestant on season 3 of The Voice. Wilson definitely was more than a shooting star. Prior to The Voice, Wilson had regional hit songs playing in rotation for the Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts markets. In 2015, he released “If I Have To”, the first single from his debut album which he also performed as a non-competitor on season 8 of The Voice when he was 16 years old.
He performed on Team Cee Lo Green and made it to the knockouts. Wilson was a favorite to win the competition, but was eliminated on October 29, 2012 after his performance of Yeah 3x. Avery's elimination was called a major upset by numerous publications and he later signed with Clive Davis, the legendary RCA Records executive.
Today, six years later, Avery is 23 years old and back with new music along with a new direction. I had the opportunity to sit down with him and talk about the journey back and many other things..