Chris Mann certainly shined as a finalist on The Voice, but his star has risen even higher since the hit show's second season.
Titled “A Mann For All Seasons,” the show features special guest appearances by multi-platinum artist Martina Mc Bride and Mindi Abair and is a re-creation of the Elvis Presley ’69 Comeback Special with Chris performing in a boxing ring on a Sony soundstage.
The aptly-titled Roads represents the culmination of a long and challenging journey for this gifted and dedicated young artist, who’d been pushing forward against what had appeared to be overwhelming odds.
After studying opera at Vanderbilt in Nashville, the Wichita, Kansas, native had spent years singing in clubs and auditioning for record labels without a nibble, until three years ago, when one classical label took a chance on him.
Christina Aguilera has released a new music video on the heels of a lengthy thank you letter she posted online for fans on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old singer is seen introducing the video in the "Let There Be Love" clip, saying, "Hey everybody. Just thanking you guys so much for filling my life and my heart with so much love... This one's just for you."WATCH IT NOW: Christina Aguilera's "Let There Be Love" Music Video The video for the upbeat new single features the "Voice" coach looking slim and sexy in a red and white monokini, as children and adults hold up hand-painted signs with slogans including, "Racism Sucks," "No Hate" and "Respect," among others.
Several familiar faces can be spotted in the video, including Nicole Richie, Christina's "The Voice" Season 2 semi-finalist, Chris Mann, and Christina's boyfriend (Matt Rutler) and 5-year-old son Max.PHOTOS: Hot Shots Of Songstress Christina Aguilera On Wednesday, the "Your Body" singer posted an over-2,000-word post to fans expressing her gratitude for their support over the years."I decided to share my thoughts with you at length and tell you openly how I feel," she wrote in a blog posted on her personal website."You're my inspiration and a constant reminder why I continue to give my very best and open up my heart and mind so vulnerably to you and with the best of intentions."READ: Christina's Full Blog Post Christina returns to her post as a coach on "The Voice" when the show's fifth season premieres on September 23 on NBC.-- Erin O'Sullivan Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed., which was originally done by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli! After the performance, Chris tweeted: Um…okay then! Chris later also tweeted that last night was the "greatest night" of his life and that he was having a hard time pulling himself together after living out his dream! Christina definitely proved why she's on the show in the first place…and Chris did great as well!Be sure to tune in TONIGHT at 9pm to see who gets crowned, along with performances from the coaches, Justin Bieber, Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and Flo Rida!