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Patrick Dodd eliminated after singing Elvis tune

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(WMC-TV) - Patrick Dodd and his family are undoubtedly disappointed that he was eliminated from "The Voice" Monday night, but the Beale Street performer's parents say he has not given up on his passion.

Through the NBC reality show, Dodd was able to pick up an even bigger hometown following, as well as new fans from across the world.

Even the preschoolers where Patrick Dodd's mother, Carolyn, works are now fans. His former teachers have also been cheering him on, but none were glued to the TV quite like his mother.

"It was hard because I thought it was hard for one person to be against two, but I thought he did fine," said Carolyn Dodd. "It probably wasn't the song he would have chosen to sing because that's not really his kind of music, but he did great."

Dodd is no doubt a proud Memphian but Elvis' "Burning Love" was more of an obvious choice for the folk duo Midas Whale, whom he went up against in his battle.

Still, his rise to fame on "The Voice" has been amazing to watch for his parents.

His dad is the one who taught him his first chords to Bob Dylan's "Knocking on Heaven's Door" back when Patrick was a teenager.

"People from Ireland and Holland and you know, when are you coming? We are ready. Make the arrangements and call us and my wife and I will be at the front of the stage like this," laughed John Dodd.

"I'll tell you what was really hard is that his children had to keep it a secret from September. They couldn't tell anyone until the show started. And they are teenagers," said Carolyn. "That was very hard for them but they did it. They did a great job."

The big question now is... What is next for Patrick Dodd? He says he plans to start a big tour. His family cannot wait to see what happens.

So, how does the Memphis singer feel about being sent home after singing an Elvis tune?  Patrick Dodd will share his thoughts and experiences from the show exclusively TONIGHT on Action News 5 at 10 p.m.

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