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    Clinton’s Sam Alves wins ‘The Voice’ in Brazil

    Clinton’s Sam Alves didn’t get far on the American version of “The Voice.” But he fared better when he auditioned for the show in his home country of Brazil. Alves was a “The Voice Brasil” favorite from the start (all four judges turned their chairs for him), and on Thursday, he won the competition by performing “Hallelujah” in English and in Portuguese. Alves, who was abandoned as a baby and adopted in Brazil, moved to Massachusetts with his parents in 1993. After his rejection on Season 4 of the American version of “The Voice,” The Globe profiled Alves’s distinct look. He said at the time that he’d like to do some modeling (his first choice would be Calvin Klein), and that he gets a lot of attention for his curly hair. “It isn’t easy maintaining it and keeping it healthy,” he said in the July interview. “I have to set aside a budget just for hair care. I’ve been approached by random people wanting to touch my hair, some ask, and others just go for it. In one instance, I was approached in the mall by an elderly lady who came up to ask to touch my hair. I don’t know if it’s strange that she asked or that I allowed her to do it.”

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