Tuesday night marked the end of the road for Beckley native Cody Wickline on NBC’s singing competition, “The Voice.”
Having advanced through the audition and “Battle” rounds, Wickline was pitted against Corey Kent White in the “Knockout” segment between “team members” under the mentorship of country music star Blake Shelton.
Wickline performed Justin Moore’s 2013 hit “Til My Last Day” while White did a cover of Tim McGraw’s 2004 crossover smash “Live Like You Were Dying.”
Forced to choose between his two proteges, Shelton selected White to move on. Under the show’s format, other members of the celebrity panel — Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine — were free to pick up Wickline for their teams, but declined.
Following the Knockout round are the Live Playoffs and the final live performance segment, where the television audience votes for the winner who receives a recording contract. The show airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m.