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Bodie Kuljian performs on NBC’s “The Voice” Season 22 in a video posted on-line Nov. 28, 2022. |

“The Voice” winner Brent Leatherwood shared his love for fan-favorite Bodie after followers chanted the latter’s title in the course of the season finale, stressing that he, too, would’ve rooted for his fellow contestant. 

Leatherwood, who received season 22 of the favored singing competitors present, shared how he felt in regards to the great present of assist that Bodie obtained all through the season in a current interview with CinemaBlend.

“I imagine everyone out right here has acquired a complete slew of followers, and Bodie simply had in all probability a pair greater than me on the market within the crowd, ,” he mentioned. “Hey, that’s cool. I really like Bodie, and who’s responsible them? If I used to be within the crowd I’d be cheering Bodie, too. It’s only a blessing, man. There are such a lot of unimaginable artists on this season and I’m simply glad I get to symbolize all of them because the winner. I’m very proud to say that.”

Bodie, a Southern California native who runs a media firm together with his spouse and serves as “music coach” for an area Christian college’s worship collective, was a fan favourite all through the most recent season of the present. 

Within the season finale, the father-of-three sang a rendition of Brandon Lake’s “Gratitude” that moved judges to tears. Following the efficiency, a excessive proportion of followers polled by Gold Derby mentioned that Bodie ought to have received.

However for his half, Bodie mentioned “second place ain’t so unhealthy,” including: “I’m so excited to lastly be free and make music and do the issues I wish to do. You guys are about to see a number of the coolest stuff I’ve ever executed occur this yr.” 

An outspoken Christian, the 29-year-old artist makes use of his platform to encourage those that battle melancholy — one thing he’s been open about battling himself. 

In December, the artist mentioned he “broke up” with melancholy after connecting with God. He revealed his music, “Comfortable Now,” was birthed out of that have.

“I acquired uninterested in seeing songs on the radio popup that form of romanticize the thought of melancholy, romanticize the thought of let’s be unhappy collectively. I assume I form of paid extra consideration after that or observed the rising charge of suicide in younger adults. It simply began to anger me in a means that I can’t actually clarify,” he mentioned in a Dec. 7 video.

Bodie described his “breakup” with melancholy as a “common breakup.” 

“I perceive that it’s not simply a straightforward change to flip off or filp on,” he mentioned. “Similar to a daily breakup, it is painful and it takes time to heal. Possibly your journey doesn’t look precisely like mine, however for me, it wasn’t till I related with God that and realized the place true pleasure and true freedom got here from.”

The artist mentioned he penned “Comfortable Now” after “personally deciding” to “take a stand and break up with these issues in my life and break up with the world influencing me in a adverse means and say, ‘You understand what, I’m known as to a lot greater than my circumstances. I’m known as to a lot greater than how I would really feel on this second of ache.’”

In 2020, he mirrored on “listening to the voice of God” amid his struggles with psychological well being. 

“It’s been a season of overworking and underneath sleeping to offer for my household, however as I lean extra in to what God has to say, the extra I uncover… the extra I be taught… the extra I obtain,” he wrote on the time. “for those who’re in a season of worry, anxiousness, hopelessness or loneliness, there’s loads of hope and achievement to go round. hit up your boy, let’s discuss.”

And since his exit from The Voice, Bodie has teased new music on social media: “I’m blown away by the love and assist y’all have proven me by this course of. for those who beloved what I did on the present, simply wait till you see/hear what I’ve deliberate,” he wrote on Dec. 14.

Leah M. Klett is a reporter for The Christian Submit. She may be reached at: leah.klett@christianpost.com

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