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Tech Alumnus Advances on "The Voice"


Arkansas Tech University alumnus Cody Belew has advanced to the next stage of the NBC singing competition "The Voice."

Belew's blind audition performance of "Hard to Handle" was part of the program's broadcast on Monday, Oct. 1.

Performers on "The Voice" must entice at least one of the celebrity judges --- Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine or Blake Shelton --- to turn their chairs around as an indication that they want the performer on their team for the next stage of the competition.

As the final note of Belew's 90-second performance was played, Green pushed the button turning his chair around. Belew will be a member of Team CeeLo for the next stage of the show, which will pit team members against each other in one-on-one competitions with berths in the live performances on the line.

A native of Beebe, Belew graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. He now resides in Nashville, Tenn.

Learn more about Cody Belew.

Watch Belew's blind audition on "The Voice."