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St. Marys, Pa. â€“ Pip, the 19-year-old son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, is set to once again appear on NBC's "The Voice" tonight, this time in a live show that will require people to vote to prevent him from being eliminated.
"He'll perform Monday night, and then after the show is over, at 9:55 p.m., they will open the voting," explained Laura (Arnold) Claypool, Pip's aunt. "People can vote all the different ways that they have. They'll have voting by a phone number. They'll have voting on Facebook. They'll have voting on the NBC 'The Voice' website, and also texting by Sprint. People can vote up to 10 times each different way for Pip. Then, on Tuesday is another live show and they'll have the results from the voting."
The live rounds of the show started last week and featured Blake Shelton's and Christina Aguilera's teams. This week Cee Lo Green's and Adam Levine's teams will perform. Each team had previously been whittled down to six members and during the first live show the three highest vote getters from each team get to advance. The lowest three vote getters have one more chance to perform for their respective coach, and that coach has the option to "save" one of them. The other two are eliminated.
According to Claypool, voting runs from immediately following Monday night's show until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.
"They have until 10 a.m., which is really nice," Claypool said. "Of course they'll display the number where to vote for him (Pip) onscreen, and the phone lines only open at 9:55 p.m."
Pick up a copy of the Monday, April 9, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.