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Blair’s Thomas is finalist on The Voice

Posted by on Thursday, September 8, 2011 in Articles, Fall 2011, Issue.

Vanderbilt student Patrick Thomas advanced to the finals on the NBC television show The Voice, which aired on Tuesdays during the spring and summer.

The rising junior from Dallas (Class of 2013) is pursuing a double major in voice at the Blair School of Music and economics in the College of Arts and Science.

A country singer who hails from Colleyville, Texas, he wowed audiences with his rendition of Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” in his first audition.

The show is similar to American Idol in that home viewers vote for their favorites. What’s unique is that the judges, including pop songstress Christina Aguilera and country crooner Blake Shelton, select which contestants they would like to mentor during the competition based on hearing them—but not seeing them—perform.