Mohawk Valley native Shawn Smith secures final spot in "The Voice" blind auditions
A Veteran and local musician from the Mohawk Valley has secured the final spot in CeeLo Green's team of contestants during the Blind Audition round of NBC's "The Voice."
Shawn Smith, of Boonville, wowed the crowd and all four judges with The Zac Brown Band's hit, "Chicken Fried."
"He has a great voice," Maroon 5's front man, Adam Levine said of Smith, turning to music producer and rapper, CeeLo Green during the performance. Country music star Blake Shelton also gave Green the nod to choose Smith. Levine, Shelton and Christina Aguilera smiled and clapped throughout the performance, but they couldn't snatch Smith up as their teams were already full.
Green consulted with the audience before triumphantly hitting the button to turn his chair.
"You like him?" he asked, to be met with rounds of cheers and applause.
Smith landed the twelfth slot on CeeLo's team, and was the last Blind Audition of the season.
Green took to Twitter, congratulating @ShawnBigSexy after last night's episode aired, writing "You complete me, welcome aboard."
Family, friends and loved ones have been showing love for Smith by using the #TeamBigSexy, as he is affectionately known in the Mohawk Valley.
According to the Utica Observer Dispatch, Smith performs locally with a cover band, Showtime, and Poor Tim.
He graduated from Adirondack High School in Boonville, and attended Herkimer County Community College.
Next up for Smith is conquering the Battle Rounds on "The Voice." You can cheer for Smith Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC 3 at 8 p.m. .