(WMC-TV) - Memphis' Sarah Simmons advanced to the top eight of "The Voice" Tuesday, but other Memphian Kris Thomas is on his way home after being eliminated.
Making it to the top 10 was Kris' goal. One he met and enjoyed.
The students at the Stax Music Academy, where Kris attended, have been watching his success closely.
"When we are walking in the hallway we'll be like, "Hey, did you hear about Kris Thomas on 'The Voice'. Did you see him yesterday?' " said Stax Music Academy Student Tia Henderson.
Student Kyler Gilkey is so impressed he dug into the 28-year-old's past to see how he has made it this far so fast.
"I looked him up, and he really did stand out. His voice was different from the rest of them. Everyone else had a similar sound, and he just stood out from everybody else," said Gilkey.
Kris may be coming home, but he is number one to these aspiring singers.