Number of songs: 2 | Total weeks on charts: 7 Appearing in a total number of: 2 charts | Total period running: 34 days
Damien Lawson from Monore (California) has been singing his whole life, first in his father's church and later in college, where he studied opera.
He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in R&B music, but in the meantime, he works for the TSA at the Los Angeles airport, where he survived the domestic terrorist attack last year.
He lost his co-worker and friend that day, and Damien turned back to music to get him through that trying time.
Lawson first began singing when he was just 3-years-old while in church, according to Monroe TV station KTVE. He moved to Los Angeles when he was just 22 in order to pursue his dream to be a professional singer, but after a lot of rejection he landed at a job working for the Transportation Security Administration at the Los Angeles Airport.
By then, was in his mid-30s, but everything changed last November when a shooter opened fire at the airport, which left one TSA employee dead and two others injured.
In the past, Damien was rejected by American Idol, but that hasn’t stopped him from auditioning for The Voice. His emotions and gospel sound have catapulted him into the top finalists on the show and many believe he will end the season as the winner. Read on for all the facts on Damien, the horrifying event that changed his life, the details on his family, and the gift he gave coach Blake Shelton.