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If you saw “The Voice” Monday night you saw a singer from right here in the ArkLaTex make it through the blind auditions.
Latin singer Shakira chose Natchitoches native DeShawn Washington to join her team.
He performed "Twist the Night Away" by Sam Cooke, which caught the ears of Shakira. The 23 year-old said he's very excited to make it through the blind auditions.
DeShawn watched his audition with friends and family at Mama’s Oyster House in Natchitoches.
While he only got one coach to turn around, he said he's excited about the upcoming show performances.
If you liked DeShawn’s performance tonight, you can download it on iTunes.
After blind auditions are over the teams will compete in the knockout rounds.
That's where the same team members go up against one another and the coaches have to choose one to stay.