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Beckley server advances on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Photo from nbc.com Beckley's own Cody Wickline
Photo from nbc.com
Beckley’s own Cody Wickline

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Beckley’s up-and-coming country music star, 20-year-old Cody Wickline, wowed the judges Monday night on NBC’s The Voice with his deep, classic country rendition of “He Stopped Loving Her.”

“It’s surreal being on stage,” Wickline said Tuesday. “My mind was racing and my heart was pounding.”

 Within a few seconds of hearing Wickline’s amazing voice, coach Adam Levine was sold. The next coach to give his stamp of approval was country musician Blake Shelton, who was lip-synching along. The other two coaches, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams, weren’t too far behind.

“I know true talent when I hear it,” Aguilera said, as she pleaded with Wickline to join her team.

Wickline said seeing all four chairs turn was “the most unbelievable experience.”

“Y’all sure don’t make this easy,” Wickline told the judges Monday, but he ultimately opted for Team Shelton.

With the blind audition out of the way, Wickline will now move on to the battle rounds.

Social media networks exploded with support for the up and comer, and he said his phone literally shut down due to the overwhelming amount of phone calls and congratulatory texts…


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