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One RI artist moves on during NBC’s ‘The Voice' live playoffs, another goes home

Troy Ramey (left) and Johnny Gates (NBC Photos)

Two singers with ties to Southern New England performed Tuesday night during the Live Playoff round of NBC’s “The Voice” singing competition.

While Troy Ramey, who graduated from Newport’s Rogers High School, made it to the top 12, West Warwick native Johnny Gates didn’t advance.

"I felt like I gave the performance that (Celebrity Coach Gwen Stefani) needed to hear out of me, so I was comfortable with that," Ramey told NBC 10 News immediately after the show. "And I had a feeling she might pick me, but you just never know and I was OK with the outcome. I had already told myself if I have to go home, I have a great music career back home.”

Heading into the live competition portion of the series, each coach was allowed to give an eliminated singer one more chance.

Stefani previously chose Gates as her Comeback Artist. Ramey had survived the competition’s Knockout Round.

Ramey and Gates were two of six Team Gwen artists who competed Tuesday.

Members of Adam Levine’s team performed during the other hour.

NBC’s The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights.

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