Bryan Olesen: From Newsboys Guitarist to ‘The Voice’ Contender

Bryan Olesen: From Newsboys Guitarist to ‘The Voice’ Contender — Olesen recently graced the stage of NBC’s ‘The Voice’, showcasing his powerful vocal abilities to a new audience⁴. His participation in the show has not been without controversy, as some viewers expressed their surprise at seeing an “already famous” musician compete¹⁷. Nevertheless, Olesen’s performances have captivated both the coaches and the public, proving that his talents extend beyond the guitar to impressive vocal prowess.

Bryan Olesen: From Newsboys Guitarist to ‘The Voice’ Contender

I haven’t done a Christian Music Monday post in a very long time, so why not feature this artist for it.

Bryan Olesen: From Newsboys Guitarist to 'The Voice' Contender — Olesen recently graced the stage of NBC's 'The Voice', showcasing his powerful vocal abilities to a new audience⁴. His participation in the show has not been without controversy, as some viewers expressed their surprise at seeing an “already famous” musician compete¹⁷. Nevertheless, Olesen's performances have captivated both the coaches and the public, proving that his talents extend beyond the guitar to impressive vocal prowess.

Bryan Olesen’s musical journey is a testament to his enduring passion for Christian rock and his commitment to his craft. As a former guitarist for the Grammy-nominated band Newsboys, Olesen contributed to the Christian music scene from 2004 to 2006, a period marked by the band’s soaring popularity and chart-topping hits⁸.

In a move that demonstrated his dedication to his own musical vision, Olesen departed from Newsboys to concentrate on Casting Pearls, a band he had been nurturing alongside his work with Newsboys¹⁶. This decision allowed him to pour his energy into Casting Pearls, which later became known as VOTA, and to create music that resonated with his personal artistic goals¹².

It’s not uncommon for individuals who have already gained some level of fame or recognition in the entertainment industry to participate in “The Voice.” Over the years, there have been several contestants with prior experience in the music industry or with some celebrity status who have auditioned for the show. This includes child stars, former band members, and artists who have had some exposure but are looking to reach a wider audience or revitalize their careers.

For example, contestants like Billy Gilman, who was a child star, and Natasha Bure, who is the daughter of actress Candace Cameron Bure, have appeared on “The Voice” after already being known to the public. The show provides a platform for these artists to showcase their talents to a new audience and potentially take their careers in a new direction. It’s a part of the show’s dynamic, offering a mix of undiscovered talent and those with some prior fame an equal chance to compete24.

As Olesen continues to navigate the competition on ‘The Voice’, his story serves as an inspiration to many. It’s a narrative of following one’s heart, whether that means leaving a successful band to focus on a personal project or stepping onto a national stage to share one’s voice with the world. Bryan Olesen’s musical evolution is a reminder that sometimes, the most harmonious notes are the ones that resonate with our own spirit.


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  1. Bryan Olesen – Wikipedia
  2. Christian Post Newsboys Guitarist Bryan Olsen Departs
  3. Casting Pearls – Wikipedia
  4. Watch The Voice Clip: Bryan Olesen’s Shockingly Powerful Voice … – NBC
  5. TV Insider – The Voice Bryan Olsen Newsboys VOTA
  6. Bryan Olesen and Nathan Chester Rock Out on “Rolling in the Deep” | The Voice Battles | NBC
  7. I went to LA wondering if I’d be one of the only followers of Jesus. I took this video on Sunday morning during my first week of being on The Voice . Hearing all of these contestants singing to Jesus moved me to tears! #thevoice #christianmusic #christianity #teamlegend | Bryan Olesen
  8. Bryan Olesen & Nathan Chester Rock Out on “Rolling In The Deep” | The Voice Battles | NBC
  9. Bryan Olesen’s Blind Audition on The Voice Season 25 – NBC
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  14. From Newsboys to ‘The Voice’: Bryan Olesen’s Musical Journey and Family
  15. VOTA – Wikipedia
  16. Casting Pearls Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More | AllMusic
  17. The Story Behind the Christian Rock Band VOTA, Featuring ‘The … – MSN
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  22. 5 Semi-Famous Singers Who’ve Auditioned for ‘The Voice’
  23. The 9 Most Successful ‘Voice’ Contestants of All Time – Parade
  24. The Voice: Here Are the Most Successful Contestants (Photos)
  25. ‘The Voice’ Winners Ranked From Least to Most Successful – Business Insider
  26. Most Successful The Voice Contestants – Pure Wow!

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