The only contestant from North Texas on NBC’s "The Voice" singing competition was eliminated from the show in a live broadcast Tuesday night.
Patrick Thomas, 20, of Colleyville, was one of four semi-finalists of a team coached by country singer Blake Shelton.
But Thomas, whose baritone country voice impressed fans and judges alike, failed to win the popular vote and Shelton used his one vote to save another team member.
Thomas said he blushed in an earlier show when Christina Aguilera seemed impressed with his looks and asked him to take off his pants.
Thomas started singing publicly at the age of 10 when he performed the Star Spangled Banner at sporting events, including the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks. At age 16, he was hired to perform at Six Flags Over Texas.
Thomas, a graduate of Colleyville Heritage High School, was studying at Vanderbilt University when he was selected to be a contestant on The Voice.
In a recent interview, he said he was grateful for the national exposure. He added that regardless of the outcome, he planned to return to college one day to earn his degree.
“I know all this could be over tomorrow,” he said. “And I’m aware of that fact.”