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Pittsburgh connections play big on 'The Voice'

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Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 11:27 a.m.

On the season premiere of NBC's “The Voice,” Wexford native and coach Christina Aguilera tried hard to use her Pittsburgh connections to nab one of the show's more promising singers.

Lancaster native James Wolpert, 22, said on the pre-recorded show Sept. 23 that he dropped out of Carnegie Mellon University to pursue a music career and is working at an Apple store in Pittsburgh. He got all four judges to turn around with his rendition of Jack White's “Love Interruption.”

After he told the judges he was from Pittsburgh, Aguilera pointed out that she grew up here, to try to entice him to her team. Coach Adam Levine piped in that his best friend was from Pittsburgh.

“It's crazy how advanced you are,” Levine said. “You could win this for sure.”

After a few seconds of struggling with the decision, Wolpert picked Levine's team. The show airs at 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Wolpert will return to the show after the blind auditions are completed and the battle rounds begin.

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