Pittsburgh-Area’s Chris Jamison Reaches ‘The Voice’ Finale

Jamison is one of four singers vying for a shot at a recording contract.

Ross Township’s Chris Jamison advanced to the finals of NBC’s “The Voice” Tuesday night to the delight of thousands of local fans who voted online, through social media, and i-Tunes downloads for the 2012 graduate of North Hills High School.

Monday night, Jamison performed “Sugar,” by Maroon 5  and “When I was Your Man,” by Bruno Mars.

Tuesday night, back at North Hills, Len Lavelle was directing the high school’s winter concert when he announced, just before the the last number, that Jamison had advanced.

The audience erupted in applause.

“You would have thought I had just announced the Steelers had just made the playoffs,” said Lavelle. “Then again, maybe you wouldn’t have believed me.”

Jamison has been one of North Hills’ favorite sons for quite a while, but it would appear the entire city is now behind him, evidenced by online appeals everywhere and a packed house at Stage AE last week for his last-minute concert.

The final four will sing live Monday night on NBC. The winner will be announced the next day.

Jamison, 20, took the semester off from Capital University, near Columbus, Ohio, where he is a marketing major, in order to compete.


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