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November 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM

End of the road for Austin Jenckes on ‘The Voice’ | TV

Austen Jenckes (Tyler Golden/NBC)

Austen Jenckes (Tyler Golden/NBC)

After making it all the way to the top 10, Duvall, Wash., native Austin Jenckes finally got booted from NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” last night.

Jenckes, 25, sang “Your Love” by The Outfield during the live show Monday night and turned in a solid but not particularly memorable performance. When it comes to reality show competitions, being unmemorable is perhaps the biggest sin a competitor can commit and Jenckes just picked a bad week to be bland.

Winning a spot on “The Voice” wasn’t necessarily in Jenckes’ plans. The big, bearded dude with a soulful, charismatic voice was living in Nashville trying to find work as a songwriter when a friend suggested he try out.

Once he made it to the blind auditions, Jenckes got both CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton to select him with the song “Simple Man,” ultimately choosing to become a part of Team Blake.

From there he had to beat Brian Pounds:

And Brandon Chase:

Then he sang “She Talks To Angels”:

And “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive”:

Before exiting with his version of “Your Love”:

-Owen R. Smith, on Twitter @inanedetails

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