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'The Voice' announces fate of Moss Point construction worker on live TV

Moss Point construction worker Rod Stokes learned his fate with the rest of America live on "The Voice" on Tuesday evening.

The Vancleave High School graduate had maneuvered through the show's Snapchat competition to become one of four finalists to earn a pass into the next season of NBC's hit signing competition.

Unfortunately for the Coast, Stokes will have to keep working to get his big voice heard in the music industry.

Midway through Tuesday's show, host Carson Daly quickly introduced 17-year-old Nik Roach of Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the Snapchat winner.

Roach will get to bypass the blind auditions next season.

Stokes got into the Snapchat competition by submitting a song back in January when he found out Kelly Clarkson was a judge.

"I sent my video in Jan. 11, the very last day of the cutoff. I got a call and it was like a snowball effect from there," he said after he was selected from thousands of submissions.

"The Voice" flew him out to Hollywood, where he got to meet Clarkson, along with Season 13 winner Chloe Kohanski and song writer Julia Michaels.

"It was a really neat, really cool experience," he said.

This season of "The Voice" featured coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Clarkson.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2326, @patrickochs