The Voice contestant Jamar Rogers is someone to pull for.
Especially for Tulsans.
The 29-year-old graduated from Broken Arrow South Intermediate High School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 2000.
Now living in Bronx, New York, Rogers - who says he has dreamed of singing professionally since childhood - found himself along a destructive path.
"I had a pretty disastrous struggle with crystal meth for six years that derailed all of my plans," he blogged on The Voice's website. "I had dreams to stand on stage and sing, but couldn't get past the drug."
Rogers' six-year drug habit resulted in an HIV-positive diagnosis.
"There's good consequences and there's bad consequences," Rogers said of his personal struggles. "And there's plenty of bad consequences from the bad decisions I've made and now I get to reap the benefits of a good decision."
Rogers says the drug problem is behind him.
Rogers made a strong impression on his first appearance on The Voice, singing the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army."
The performance awarded Rogers a seat on Cee Lo Green's team, the man he says is the reason he auditioned.
"I'm a pretty artistic, funny dude, if I do say so myself," he said. "I think if you put my crazy with his crazy, I think it's just going to be a whole bunch of crazy on the stage. I think people will really get it."
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