Chris Kroeze hopes to make top eight on "The Voice"

BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- "Callin' Baton Rogue" by Garth Brooks, that's the song Barron native Chris Kroeze performed on "The Voice" Monday, December 3.

Before taking the stage, Kroeze talked about how he relates to the song and staying in touch with his family while on the road.

"I think anyone who's toured and had to be away from their family can relate to this song. When I'm on the road, I stay in touch with my kids on Facetime quite a bit. Bella, my step daughter, she's super excited.
My son, Finley, he doesn't really know what's going on. He just knows I live in the phone now," he said.

"America's fallen in love with Chris. He's been the dark horse and now that we're getting close to the finale, people are realizing this guy is a serious threat to everyone in the competition," said Blake Shelton.

This week, Team Blake went bowling to spend some time together outside of rehearsals and let loose a little bit.

Kroeze says he's played "Callin' Baton Rogue" before with his band, and the dance floor usually fills up.



BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- The top ten finalists on NBC's "The Voice" are set to perform Monday night, including Barron native Chris Kroeze. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Last week, Chris Kroeze performed Long Train Runnin' by The Doobie Brothers. Monday, Kroeze says he's going to perform a Garth Brooks song he's very familiar with.

The ten contestants perform Monday night hoping to make it one step closer to the finale in two weeks.

Kroeze thanks his fans for all their support.

"It feels great. Everyone--all my fans and all the people supporting me are doing exactly what we asked them to do and keeping me going!" said Kroeze.

Voting opens at 7 p.m. Monday and continues through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Two contestants will be eliminated on Tuesday, December 4.

For a link to voting, click here.