When it comes to local talent, Josh Issac Melton is one of the names you hear most.
Known for his powerful singing voice and humble personality, Josh is a crowd favorite across the state and close to home here in Middle Tennessee.
Recently, Josh auditioned for the national television hit, 'The Voice' where he is currently in the final round of online voting. The winner from these 61 contestants will be headed to national television in front of the four celebrity chairs that we know will turn for Josh when they hear him belt out vocals in his signature power ballad style. Currently in second place, Josh was recently booted out of the number one spot and is turning to the community for your help.
"It is very stressful but exciting to be this close to my dream," Melton says, "I am so grateful for everyone that has voted for me so far. You can vote once a day until November 17th. I need everyone's help to make this happen, but I want the Lord's will for me in the end. It's hard to keep putting yourself out there, but God keeps opening these doors for me, so I keep walking through them."
"We encourage everyone to go online and vote for Josh," Shan Burklow (Stones River Hospital) says of her co-worker and friend, "He has gone through so many struggles in his life, and that is what has made him the wonderful and talented person he is today. We would love to see Josh succeed. It truly couldn't happen to a more deserving person. It only takes one click to vote for Josh every day. He is contestant LUCKY number 13," Burklow laughs, "I encourage everyone to be a tiny part of his dream. Our community could easily make this happen for him. He is so close. He keeps bouncing from first to second place, so every vote really matters at this point."
To vote for Josh, go online to: http://wsmv.upickem.net and choose The Voice VIP - TN Lottery. Individuals can vote once a day until Nov. 17th. WSMV-TV will announce the official winner following the contest, but winners can be tracked daily online by choosing to view the contestants by the 'most votes' option.