The vast majority of the country knows Josh Kaufman through his appearances on 2013’s season of the Voice, where he was mentored by Usher and eventually crowned winner.But in Indy, we go way back with Kaufman. He was one of our 30 under 30 back in the early aughts, and kept up frequent jazz club appearances with his band The New Etiquette before that fateful NBC audition that rocketed him to the top of the iTunes charts (and straight into Usher’s heart). But the last time we talked to Josh, he said he was going to try and stay in Indianapolis. So, Indy, your best local vocalist is more like best national vocalist -- but he’s here to stay.
2nd: Jennie DeVoe
3rd: London Rose