Barron's Chris Kroeze is in 'The Voice' finale tonight

The Wisconsinite is being coached by Blake Shelton.
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In just a few hours, Chris Kroeze will perform in the finale of NBC's "The Voice."

The 27-year-old country rocker from Barron, Wisconsin, has seen momentum build behind him after facing possible elimination earlier in the competition.

Kroeze has proven strong particularly when taking on Southern rock classics.

He's the first person from Wisconsin to make it to the finals, and it's all the more emotional given that he's from the city of Barron, which is still reeling from the disappearance of 13-year-old Jayme Closs following the deaths of her parents.

Kroeze dedicated his performance of "Let It Be" earlier this season to Closs and his hometown.

In Monday night's final, Kroeze will perform two solo songs, "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Human," and a duet of "Two More Bottles of Wine" with Shelton.

Gold Derby has suggested that Kroeze could be the "dark horse" in tonight's final, as he goes up against Kirk Jay, Kennedy Holmes and Chevel Shepherd.

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The betting site has seen Kroeze gradually gathering momentum. Earlier in this series, his performance of "Let It Be" was only good enough for #56 on the iTunes chart, putting him behind four other contestants.

But his performance of "Long Train Runnin'" the next week rocketed to #21, and since then his versions of "Callin' Baton Rouge" and "Can't You See" have been the most streamed singles on Apple Music by "Voice" contestants.

You can watch Part 1 of the finale tonight at 7 p.m. on KARE 11. Part 2 will be on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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