Memphians Sarah Simmons and Kris Thomas both moved on to the Top 10 of the TV music competition “The Voice” on Tuesday night.
The two were among the surviving Top 12 singers to perform on the NBC show Monday night, with two performers slated to go home. Simmons, a Birmingham, Ala., native currently enrolled at Memphis’ Visible Music College, sang the Brandi Carlisle ballad “The Story.” Thomas, the son of Alvin Fleming, pastor of Arlington’s Morning View Baptist Church, performed the Jackson 5 classic “I’ll Be There.”
Overnight viewers voted for their favorite performances through Facebook, online, a toll-free number, text, and iTunes store purchases. When the vote tallies were announced, Atlanta’s VEDO and Garrett Gardner from New Jersey were on the bottom.
Simmons, Thomas and their fellow contestant will next perform live at 7 p.m. Monday, after which two more performers will be voted off the show.
“The Voice” airs locally on WMC-TV Channel 5.