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Gilman sings for spot in finals of NBC's 'The Voice'

THE VOICE -- "Live Top 10" -- Pictured: Billy Gilman -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Rhode Island native Billy Gilman sang in Monday night's semifinals of NBC's "The Voice" in hopes of making it into the final four.

Gilman, who is one of eight singers who remain in the competition, sang a jaw-dropping rendition of Céline Dion's, "I Surrender," to close out the two-hour episode.

Gilman had tears in his eyes as Adam Levine, who is Gilman's coach on the show, praised the singer.

“There was a moment amongst the coaches that I’ve never seen before, which is basically the look of shock and amazement at your ability to sing,” Levine said. “It’s hard for Céline Dion to sing a Céline Dion song. And I don’t think you guys know how impossible this task is. But also the lengths of the notes that you hold out with such passion and such -- it’s unbelievable. No one appreciates this it as much as this guy. He’s one of the most humble and hardworking guys I know.”

Earlier in the evening, Gilman also performed a duet of “Unsteady” with fellow competitor, Christian Cuevas.

The field will be trimmed in half on Tuesday's elimination show at 8 p.m. on NBC 10. NBC says the final cut works this way:

  • The two artists with the least amount of votes are eliminated.
  • The top three artists with the most amount of votes are announced as finalists.
  • The remaining three artists will sing for an "instant save" by viewers and a spot as the fourth finalist.

The two-night live finale will air Dec. 12 and 13.

If Gilman makes into the final, you're invited to a watch party at the Vets in Providence on Dec. 13, when the winner will be revealed. Free tickets are still available.


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