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Louisiana native makes it to finals of The Voice

Posted at 10:30 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 23:30:15-04

Another Louisiana singer has made it to the final round of a popular singing competition show.

Singer native Gyth Rigdon has made it to the final rounds of The Voice. Tuesday night, he was selected as one of four contestants moving forward thanks to votes from viewers.

On Monday, Rigdon sang a rendition of “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood. Following his performance, Twitter was abuzz with criticisms for judges Kelly Clarkson and John Legend’s critique of Rigdon, calling them unpatriotic.

Lee Greenwood praised Rigdon for taking on his song but also stated that the judges were right for giving both critical and complimentary statements on the performance.

Rigdon is on team Blake, picking him during his blind audition in February. Two other teammates from Team Blake have made it to the final round.

Those remaining include:

  • Maelyn Jarmon (Team Legend)
  • Dexter Roberts (Team Blake)
  • Gyth Rigdon (Team Blake)
  • Andrew Sevener (Team Blake)

The finals will be next Tuesday, May 21, 2019, where a winner will be chosen. The Voice airs on NBC at 7:00 pm CST.

Laine Hardy has been making headlines in Louisiana this week, coming home to Livingston Parish, just before the finale of ABC’s American Idol.

KATC was there when Hardy returned home, you can see our full coverage here: Livingston celebrates homecoming of American Idol finalist Laine Hardy

The American Idol finale will air on KATC (ABC) on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. CST.