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Ex-Pittsburgher eliminated from 'The Voice'

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Coach Adam Levine says goodbye to contestant James Wolpert on the Dec. 10, 2013 episode of NBC's 'The Voice.'
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, 9:45 a.m.
 

Former Pittsburgher James Wolpert's time on NBC's “The Voice” has ended.

The former Carnegie Mellon University student and Shadyside Apple store employee was eliminated on Tuesday's live show.

Wolpert, who sang U2's “With or Without You” on Monday, had been saved by instant Twitter voting last week, which this season has generally lead to elimination the next week.

After being eliminated, the Lancaster native told Zap2it.com that he doesn't see this as a setback.

“I just can't wait to continue creating music,” said Wolpert, who recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career. “I really want to put the emphasis on creating music. I want to cut a record. I want to start going on tour. I want to do musician things and start making this my life. I want to learn — there's so much I have to learn about what it takes to be a recording artist, about what it takes to go on tour. I want to take this time and be a sponge and start meeting people and start — just start. This is all an awesome beginning. I can't wait to see where it goes.”

Three contestants remain on “The Voice” — Tessanne Chin, Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin. They'll face off in the finals at 8 p.m. Dec. 16 with the results at 9 p.m. Dec. 17.

 

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