Singer and songwriter Teddy Chipouras of Lovettsville, a graduate of Woodgrove High School and current student at James Madison University, appeared as a contestant on NBC's "The Voice" Monday night.

Nearly 50,000 people competed for a spot in the blind auditions - a culmination of many levels of auditions for "The Voice's" 14th season.

"It was a crazy experience," Chipouras said. "I took off last semester and was in Los Angeles for most of October doing blind auditions."

Unfortunately, Chipouras did not receive any "chair turns," which would have taken him to the next level. But he said the whole organization was "very cool and treated us well."

"I got a lot of good feedback," he said.

Chipouras said the judges - Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton - were all very nice, and he said they told him they were looking for a specific type of singer to be on their teams.

Chipouras will continue his studies at JMU as a media arts design major with a minor in music and will release a new full-length album this summer.

For more information, visit www.teddychipouras.com.

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