Local contestant on The Voice is knocked-out of competition

Voice contestant Warren Stone in the Pee Dee

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – Warren Stone, a local firefighter and finalist on NBC's blockbuster singing competition "The Voice" was knocked off the show Monday evening, during the knock-out round of the competition.

Stone says this will not be the last you hear of him, though. He will be playing at the Beaver Bar in Murrells Inlet this Thursday night from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

"I feel honored to be able to do this," Warren said, "I'm very grateful for Royall, for the Pee Dee for all the support I've gotten from everybody."

Warren is a country singer from Hannah, South Carolina as well as a full-time firefighter and father of three. He has been playing guitar and singing for 15 years and is a huge fan of Luke Bryan and Eric Church. Follow Warren on Twitter at @wsmusicsc.

Last Thursday he visited Royall Elementary and sang for his daughter and his classmates. The Wednesday before, he enjoyed a round of golf in Darlington.

Warren wowed judge Adam Levine on his first night with a performance of "Colder Weather," that made Levine turn his chair around in seconds and add him to his team. Last week, he was saved from elimination by winning in a survival battle against fellow country singer Michael Austin.

"The advice Adam has given me over the course of the show has been," Warren told WMBF News Thursday. "You know, just put yourself in the songs. I really try to think about the songs and the meaning."

On being a contestant for NBC's hit show, Warren said, "It's just an unreal feeling. The lights to go down, you get on that huge stage and the camera starts moving and it's a wild rush something I never experienced before this."

Next week, America will get to vote for the remaining contestants on The Voice. Tune in to WMBF Monday's and Tuesday's at 8 p.m. to watch the The Voice!