Tonya Boyd-Cannon is one of the most interesting contestants on The Voice. The 35-year-old singer was raised a preacher’s daughter’s in New Orleans. In high school she played saxophone. After graduation she was a backup singer for Jean Knight (“Mr. Big Stuff”). In 2002, Tonya started working at Orleans Parish Prison. She became a deputy, worked with the prison’s male inmate choir and started one for the female inmates. Then Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home, and she and her family–her husband and two kids–were victimized by a fraudulent contractor. Tonya, her husband and two kids moved.
Before making it to the live playoffs on The Voice, Tonya had her Facebook account hacked. Someone sent out Friend Requests without her knowing. She had to tell everyone that she would not accept Friend Requests “until this matter is rectified.” Unfortunately it has affected her following. She has only 2,242 likes. Her competition, including fellow Team Adam member Joshua Davis, has more than three times as many (7,303). Will her smaller following affect her chances of advancing on The Voice? Will the Facebook hack ultimately hurt Tonya’s ability to communicate with would-be voters? Tune in to find out. The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC. And remember to vote!