Chris Blue Advances Again On ’The Voice'

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - by John Shearer
Tennessee Temple University alumnus Chris Blue of Knoxville has advanced to next week’s semifinal round of the NBC singing talent show, “The Voice.”

His name was announced Tuesday night as one of eight competitors to move on to next week’s competition. He received enough votes from the viewers after performing Bruno Mars’ hit, “24K Magic,” on Monday night that he avoided being one of the two singers eliminated.


During his Monday performance, the worship leader at Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville — who attended Tennessee Temple in the early 2010s — showed he had some dance moves as well as singing skills while performing the high-energy song.

If he advances past next week, he will take part in the finals on May 22-23.


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