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Chris Kroeze places second on 'The Voice' finale

The Voice - Season 15
Posted at 6:59 AM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 08:05:55-05

Country singer Chris Kroeze from Barron, Wis. placed second in NBC's 'The Voice' singing competition Tuesday.

Sixteen-year-old Chevel Shepherd of Team Kelly won Season 15 title, edging out Kroeze for the title.

The Barron native and father of four wrapped his tenure with Team Blake with performances of "Sweet Home Alabama," "Two More Bottle of Wine," a duet with coach Blake Shelton and an original song "Human."

Kroeze's journey to the finale has been one of celebration throughout the Midwest. This past Monday, Minnesota and Wisconsin both celebrated 'Chris Kroeze Day' to honor the singer's finale performances.

He is the first Wisconsinite to make it to the show's finals. Throughout the season, Kroeze never shied away from highlighting his hometown roots, even using his platform to call attention to the ongoing investigation of missing Barron 13-year-old Jayme Closs.

Kroeze says he plans to spend the next year playing live shows and putting out new music.