South Jersey Native Still In It: Alicia Keys Saves ‘The Voice’ Contestant

"The Voice" contestant Dawson Coyle survived the "knockout" round on the hit singing reality show when Alicia Keys took the South Jersey native under her wing. "The Voice" is currently on its 12th season and airs on NBC Monday and Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

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“The Voice” contestant Dawson Coyle – a Gloucester County, New Jersey native – survived the “Battle Round” when Grammy-winning R&B artists and singing coach Alicia Keys hit the red button to save him from getting eliminated from the hit reality show.
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Coyle performed a rendition of Katrina The Waves’ “Walking on Sunshine” with fellow Team Blake member Aliyah Moulden on Tuesday night’s taping.
Knowing coach Blake Shelton could only pick one contestant to move on to the next round, the two competitors sang their hearts off.
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The Grammy-nominated Country music star made a "gut decision" and claimed Aliyah as the winner of the "battle round," sending Coyle home.
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"Blake, you pushed me to be a better vocalist and I just can't thank you enough for the wisdom you've given me," Coyle said in his parting words.
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Little to Coyle's knowledge, panelist and coach Alicia Keys had no plans of saying goodbye to the South Jersey native.
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Instead, she hit her button to "steal" Coyle from elimination. Now, Coyle will advance to the "Knockout Round" of 32 under the Grammy-winning R&B artist's wing.
Keys believe Coyle won the "Battle Round" and become a fan of his after the performance. "You just totally have a charisma to you that I love," she said of Coyle. "Your voice is clear and also precise -- you have a 'package' thing going on with you, that's awesome."
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Tragedy into triumph: Prior to competing on the signing reality show, Coyle and his family lost their home in a devastating fire; they have been living with his grandparents ever since.
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Coyle turned to singing with the support of his family. Singing calms his Tourette syndrome and has given him the confidence to perform professionally. With that motiviation, the Williamstown, New Jersey native continues his journey on "The Voice."
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Coyle wow'd Blake Shelton during the blind auditions with a rendition of NEEDTOBREATHE's "Happiness."
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