by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
America saved Terry “TSoul” Pinkard on Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s “The Voice.” The Northumberland High School graduate, who was born and raised in Burgess, has made it to this season’s Top 10 and will perform again for a live broadcast Monday, May 8.
In Top 11 on Monday, May 1, he performed Sam Smith’s “Lay me Down.” He also played the piano and showed America his skills as a performer, working the stage in a way that even amazed his coach Blake Shelton.
The “stage is like home,” said TSoul.
Shelton called him a “beast,” saying he never holds anything back when he’s performing.
His brother, niece and parents are in Los Angeles for the live shows.
TSoul competed in the Top 12 round on April 24, when he sang Willie Nelson’s “You Were Always On My Mind.”
He received the news that America had voted him through to the Top 11 during the show Tuesday, April 25, after singing John Lennon’s “Crippled Inside,” with his teammates and Shelton.
On the April 16 show, TSoul performed Eddie Floyd’s “Knock on Wood.” Prior to his performance, a video about TSoul’s journey to the Top 12 showed him returning to NHS last month where he performed for students in all three schools and met with many of his former teachers.
America got a glimpse of NHS principal Travis Burns and senior Trinity Bea presenting TSoul a gift in a related video.