Memphis contestant makes top 8 in 'The Voice' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis contestant makes top 8 in 'The Voice'

Viewers voted to keep Simmons on Team Adam. Viewers voted to keep Simmons on Team Adam.

(WMC-TV) - Memphis' own Sarah Simmons advanced to the next round of NBC's "The Voice" after results were revealed Tuesday night.

Voting for the national competition took place Monday after a live national broadcast.

Viewers voted to keep Simmons on Team Adam. Another Memphis contestant, Kris Thomas, did not advance.

"Thank you, America, for supporting me, again, and keeping me here. I am deeply humbled every time. Love my good friend Kris, and going to miss him, but I know he will be a friend for life," said Simmons. "He is so incredible and is anointed and breathes out heavenly things when he sings.  All the elimination part is so bittersweet."

Watch videos of past performances of "The Voice" and the contestants singing in Memphis on WMCTV.COM here.

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