Ricky Duran
Born (1989-08-31) August 31, 1989 (age 32)
Worcester, Massachusetts United States
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2014–present

Ricky Duran (born August 31, 1989) is an American rock singer. He is the runner-up of season 17 of the American talent competition The Voice behind the winner Jake Hoot.[1]

Early life

Ricky Duran was born on August 31, 1989, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is of Guatemalan descent. He grew up in Grafton, MA. His parents, Ricardo and Odette Duran, immigrated to Massachusetts from Guatemala. He is the youngest of four, having three older sisters. He was given a scholarship to attend Berklee School of Music. He graduated in 2011. Both his parents died while he was still young and in his twenties. His father died in 2012 by suicide and his mother died from breast cancer in 2018.

Career

In 2019, Duran entered the 17th season of The Voice after an unsuccessful attempt in the 6th season. In his blind audition, He sang "River" by Leon Bridges. all four coaches turned their chairs and gave a standing ovation. Ricky chose to become a member of Team Blake. He made it to the finale and became the runner-up on December 17, 2019.

In December 2020, Ricky released his first single after his time on the Voice, She closed her eyes, to rave reviews. It hit number 1 on the Singer Songwriter Charts.

The Voice (2019)

The Voice performances

Stage Song Original artist Order Result
Blind Audition "River" Leon Bridges 5.13 All four coaches turned, Joined Team Blake
Battles (Top 48) "Valerie" (vs. Marina Chello) The Zutons 9.2 Saved by Coach
Knockouts (Top 32) "She Talks to Angels" (vs. Joana Martinez) The Black Crowes 12.3
Live Playoffs (Top 20) "Small Town" John Cougar Mellencamp 15.1 Saved by Public
Live Top 13 "You Are the Best Thing" Ray LaMontagne 17.2
Live Top 11 "Downtown Train" Tom Waits 19.11
Live Top 10 "Born Under a Bad Sign" Albert King 21.9
Live Semifinals (Top 8) "Your Love" (duet with Will Breman) The Outfield 23.
"Let It Be" The Beatles 23.6
Live Finale (Final 4) "Run Rudolph Run" with (Blake Shelton) Chuck Berry 25.5 Runner-up
"A Woman Like Her" (original song) Ricky Duran 25.11
"Runnin' Down a Dream" Tom Petty 25.1

Discography

Singles

Single Year Peak chart positions
US
Country
"A Woman Like Her" 2019

References

https://www.telegram.com/news/20191211/nothing-but-celebration-for-the-voice-finalist-ricky-duran

https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2019/12/worcesters-ricky-duran-talks-2nd-place-victory-on-nbcs-the-voice-exciting-offers-for-his-career.html

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