UD Alum Max Boyle Moves into ‘The Voice’ Top 13

Jacob Mantle
Contributing Writer

UD alum Max Boyle will compete in the reality-singing competition “The Voice” top 13. Cover photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Recent graduate Max Boyle will be performing live in the top 13 of NBC’s “The Voice” on Nov. 18, 8/7c. The singer-songwriter graduated from UD with a psychology degree in 2018. 

“The Voice” is a singing competition TV series that gives aspiring singers, songwriters and artists the chance to win $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group. This season features judges Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and Dayton native John Legend.

At the beginning of the season, the 23-year-old turned two chairs by performing “Wayfaring Stranger” by Ed Sheeran. Boyle was placed on John Legend’s team after Legend blocked Kelly Clarkson from having the opportunity to recruit him for her team.  


The singer-songwriter worked with Team Legend and beat Team Legend teammate Matt New in the battle round. The duet performed DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s “Let Me Love You.”

In the following knockout round, Boyle sang Billie Eilish’s “when the party’s over” and lost to Katie Kadan who sang Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart.” Yet, Boyle moved on to the live performances because Kelly Clarkson stole and saved him from elimination.

Boyle ran with this opportunity and performed in the live performance for the top 20 contestants on the show. He covered “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Boyle received the public’s vote and moved on to the top 13. 


After the live performance, Clarkson said, “You are so talented, Max. Like, I knew you were talented, but in rehearsal I was like, you are so gifted. There is no way you’re not going all the way. You’re so good, man.”

To vote for Max Boyle, “The Voice” offers voting through its mobile app, website, iTunes, Apple Music and Cox/Xfinity.

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