LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Western New York's contestant on NBC's "The Voice" is making a name for himself and moving on in the competition.
Monday night, Lockport's Joshua Vacanti and his Team Legend teammate, Keilah Grace, went head-to-head in the show's Battle Rounds. They sang the hit song "good 4 u" by Olivia Rodrigo.
Following the electric performance, judges Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton recommended to coach John Legend that Vacanti move on to the Knockout Rounds. Judge Ariana Grande voted the opposite and said that Grace should be moving forward. In the end, the decision came down to Legend and he decided to advance Vacanti in the competition.
In a long post on Instagram after the show, Vacanti thanked his coach and battle mentor, singer Camila Cabello, his friends and family. He also sent a message to his competitor saying, "So proud, honored + privileged to have had the chance to collaborate with you, Keilah!! God has so much GOOD 4 U!!! I can’t explain how blessed I was to have crossed paths with you on this journey! Forever rooting for you!! Sending you love!!!"
You can watch Vacanti's full Battle Round performance below:
Vacanti had the hometown crowd watching here in WNY on the big screen. The Transit Drive-In aired the episode on one of its big screens Monday night.
Also competing Monday night for Team Legend was Rochester-area singer Jack Rogan. He went head-to-head in the Battle Rounds against teammate Sabrina Dias. They sang Taylor Swift's "Cardigan." After the performance, judges Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton recommended judge John Legend pick Dias to move on. In the end, Legend went with Dias, which means that Rogan's time on "The Voice" is over.
On Instagram after the show, Rogan posted a word of thanks for his fans and followers. He ended the post by saying "This experience will forever be something I look back on and smile thanks to the friendships I made during my time @nbcthevoice that are lifelong and so authentic.
This won’t be the last you see of me!!"
You can watch Rogan's full performance below.
There is one more episode of Battle Rounds before the Knockouts. You can watch that Tuesday night on WGRZ starting at 8 p.m.