Cole Criske Should Win 'The Voice' Because His Journey Has Prepared Him For Stardom

Sixteen year old Cole Criske certainly captured his fair share of hearts during his The Voice debut. Between his uniquely alternative sounding voice and his touching backstory that led him to the stage, he's got all of the chops to make it as a star. Let's all say it together, Cole Criske definitely needs to win The Voice.

For one thing, his singing style is decidedly special. Cole croons out a unique blend of alternative pop mixed with a soul that is far beyond his years. After gifting him a ukulele when he was only eight years old, his beloved father started him on his path towards this passion for music. Tragically, only two years later, when Cole was just 10 years old, his father was killed by a drunk driver. As many of the greats that have come before him, Cole used this extreme loss to fuel his passion. He poured himself into music and eventually landed himself on The Voice stage in front of people who could make his dreams come true. If that story doesn't motivate you, I don't know what will.

Cole even seems to have had the foresight to choose a coach that none of us would have expected. It seemed obvious that he would jump onto Team Gwen or Team Pharrell simply because he fits their style. Even though he had them both as choices, Cole confidently took the leap onto Team Blake, and I totally believe he knows what he's doing.

In case you aren't convinced, here's some more perfectly sound arguments for why he should take it all on The Voice this season.

1. That Voice Though

Seriously, this Jack Johnson cover is everything. Completely effortless.

2. His Work Ethic

Cole is always thinking about music. Even at the young age of 16, he seems to live and breathe it. That's what it really takes to make it as an artist.

3. He Is Humble

How adorable is he? He seems to be in complete awe that anyone is paying attention to him. We need more humble artists making their way up the ladder to stardom.

Keep tuning into The Voice to see and help Cole sing his way to the top.

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