GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) - A Mid-South native is getting his shot at stardom on a popular vocal competition.
Keith Paluso advanced to the next round of “The Voice” after he wowed the judges with his rendition of “Way Down We Go”
He will be competing with Blake Shelton as his coach after his husky, soulful voice had Blake and Adam Levine fighting for him to be on their team.
I kind of saw that out of the corner of my eye and was like nope, I am going to keep playing to the people," Paluso said.
Paluso is the Natural Resource Manager at Germantown Parks & Recreation. It was a surreal moment as he only dusted off his guitar 10 months ago to once again chase his childhood dreams.
“The day of the Blinds, oddly enough I wasn’t nervous just because I was thinking, ‘I am not going to worry about the coaches I am just going to go make my family proud,’” Paluso said.
Once a Tennessee Park Ranger, Paluso now oversees 29 nearby parks and all the park rangers in Germantown. It was his family who pushed him to pursue music, finally pulling his old guitar out of the closet last year while on paternity leave.
“There is a part where I was sitting on the couch and said if you told me I would be sitting on that couch 10 months ago I would laugh at you,” he said.
He will be back on the show for the Battle Round which will begin airing on October 15.