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Jonathas / Press

“Jonathas - "Written in Stone" It looks like The Voice birthed one talented dude. "Written In Stone" is smooth, seductive, and plays on the nature of R&B. Not a bad start, at all.”

“Season two’s “The Voice” contestant Jonathas Ojeda is striking out without the help of the popular singing completion with “Written in Stone,” the first single from his five-track EP “Numb.” The Brazilian-born singer’s soulful voice led him to the decision to stick with R&B as his heart’s choice. "I had to find myself. A&R's I've met with wanted me to go more Pop. During the recording process I decided I’m sticking with the R&B sound," he said. “Numb” available digitally today (Oct. 16). Produced by: Smitty/Track Bangas”

“Earlier this year, Jonathas made musical mentors CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera spin around in their chairs on the popular singing competition show ‘The Voice’ with his rendition of Usher’s “You Got It Bad.” Even though he didn’t win the second season, he’s released his first project to the world before the actual winner! “Numb” is the title, though there’s plenty of “feeling” on the 6-track EP as he sexily croons to quiet storm tracks, surely the soundtrack to a night of sex-capades. Born in Brazil, but raised in Austin, TX since age 4, Jonathas chose to go the R&B route despite industry suggestions that he lean towards pop. He’s influenced by Usher, Chris Brow, J. Holiday, and Ne-Yo, who “was that guy to help me do that when it came to the songwriting, to the concepts, just molding me into that artist.””

“After watching weeks and weeks of NBC’s “The Voice”, I’ll be honest with you. I can’t even remember the name of a single singer on the show. It’s not a slight but after being hit over the head with all of the singing shows these past ten years – you start tuning out a bit. Former contestant and Christina Aguliera protege Jonathas Oljeda from Austin decided to break away from the traditional hang ups about reality singing contests by releasing his own R&B flavored EP Numb. The ATX native enlisted production from Track Bangas & Shawn Dell to coerce people into believing his image as more of a full ranging singer and NUMB proves it with the Spanish guitar flavored “Girl From Portugal”, the pulsating “The One” featuring T. Folwer and the absolutely straight to the point babymaker in “No Rubber”. Stream & grab “No Rubber” below, add it to your nighttime mix and grab Jonathas’ NUMB from Amazon.”

“Jonathas puts together an extremely great EP with “Numb.” The songs are very relatable for everyone, male or female. The songs paint a picture with each verse of the sweet, romantic, sexual fantasies everyone has every now and then about that one person. Jonathas’ smooth lyrics go great, complimenting even the production done by Track Banga, Shawn Dell, and Billionaire B. These producers provide the perfect sound to go along with the sultry lyrics of Jonathas, elevating the project to that of one that could rival your favorite R&B singer’s full length album.”

“An Austin singer is making some serious noise on the NBC show " The Voice ." Jonathas Ojeda's show-stopping performance earned him a lot of attention from the fans -- and the judges. He sang a version of "U Got It Bad" by Usher. Ojeda broke into a dance during the song, earning screams of joy from the audience. At that point, "The Voice" judge Cee Lo Green spun his chair around -- signaling that he wanted Ojeda on his team. That's just what Ojeda had hoped for going into the show. "I went into it thinking I was going to go with Cee Lo," Ojeda said. "I watched him last season. Very good guy, just him as a musician -- extraordinary." But judge Christina Aguilera also turned her chair, setting up a choice for the Austin singer. "It was actually a very hard decision," Ojeda remembered. In the end, he chose Team Christina. Ojeda shared his story live Monday on KXAN News Today and performed his original song "You Make It Hard To Love Again" live on KXAN News at Noon.”

“Aguilera got off to a strong start, scoring the night's first two contestants (well, the first two who got picked at all, that is). First up was Jonathas, a 23-year-old father of two who moved to the U.S. from Brazil at age 5 to escape poverty and violence. Sounding so much like Usher with his rendition of "U Got It Bad," Jonathas fooled the judges at first. "I thought that was a prank," Cee Lo told the singer. "I thought that was actually Usher." Again distinguishing what sets "The Voice" apart from its competition, Aguilera, who turned her chair for Jonathas at the last minute, noted that as a pop singer, she has experience with choreography and the inner workings of pop star packaging, things that could aid Jonathas in his quest for stardom. "She's got packages on her mind," Cee Lo joked, trying to steal away the crooner. But it didn't matter, he picked the big-voiced Xtina.”

“Just when you think Ducky will be the most unusual moniker for an artist that only goes by one name, in strolls Jonathas, 23, a Brazil native who has two adorable children and wants to live the American dream by winning a reality show. He confidently croons Usher’s “U Got It Bad” while grooving around on stage, and Cee Lo and Christina spin around. Christina smartly took stock of the female reaction in the studio audience during the performance, and notes that the ladies love Jonathas. Cee Lo tries to bribe Jonathas with jewelry. Christina raves about how she wants to package him and mold him, which causes the rest of the judges to smirk like middle schoolers. After noting that he had the hots for Ms. Aguilera after hearing “Genie in a Bottle” in elementary school, Jonathas goes with Christina”

“Usher better watch his back! Christina Aguilera may have had her poker face on during last night’s The Voice, but the “Beautiful” pop star couldn’t stop smiling for Jonathas' rendition of “You Got It Bad.” Aguilera loved it so much that she turned her chair for the lucky father-of-two, which almost sounds like Usher’s vocal clone. Is Christina Aguilera's Voice Too Loud on 'The Voice'? "If I were to make it on a team for 'The Voice,' this would mean the world for my kids," Jonathas mentioned. "This would change their lives. It would give me the satisfaction that my mom didn't bring me here for nothing." Jonathas emigrated from Brazil to the U.S. when he was just 5. Fellow judge Cee-Lo also happened to pick Jonathas, but the Brazilian singer decided to go on team Aguilera after her convincing pitch. "In my world, in my genre, in my tours, I've gotten to know some of the best choreographers," she said. "I want to mold you and package you and do the right thing by you”

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