NEW YORK, N.Y. — Blake Shelton and his Team Shelton choir didn’t take the No. 1 spot on NBC Clash of the Choirs but are very proud of their showing.  After a week of hard work and nervous anticipation the 20 member choir and Shelton were thrilled with their performances and placing third in the competition.  Placing first was Nick Lachey’s choir from Cincinnati, Ohio, and second was Patti Labelle’s from Philadelphia, Pa. 

After it was announced that Shelton’s choir came in third the host of the show, Maria Menounos of Access Hollywood, surprised all the choirs by announcing that GE was making a $50,000 donation to the charity of each of the four choirs that did not win the competition.

“I couldn’t be prouder of this group of talented and energetic young people – they’ve worked hard the last three weeks and it’s amazing how they have jelled – both vocally and as a team,” said Shelton.  “I’m not disappointed at all – I’ve had the time of my life and was thrilled we made it to the finals.  And then when they announced that GE was donating $50,000 to each of the charities of the choirs that didn’t win – it just made everything that was already great even better.  To be able to present Project Rebuild and the MWR this money just gives me the best feeling in the world.”

NBC tapped five musical superstars – Michael Bolton, Patti Labelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland and Shelton with the challenge to create America’s best choir on their new competition show Clash of the Choirs.  It aired live Monday – Thursday of this week with one choir voted off each night.

Monday evening Team Shelton performed “Life Is A Highway” and was recognized on Tuesday evening as receiving enough votes to keep them in the top three choirs. Tuesday evening they performed an energetic rendition of “Takin’ It To The Streets” but on Wednesday night learned their placement had dropped and the votes placed them in the bottom two spots.

For more information on how to donate to Project Rebuild, go to www.blakeshelton.com

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