'The Voice' run ends for West Dundee's Elmore

 
 
Updated 11/7/2016 9:56 PM
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  • Riley Elmore, 16, of West Dundee, was one of the Top 20 finalists on this season of "The Voice."

    Riley Elmore, 16, of West Dundee, was one of the Top 20 finalists on this season of "The Voice." Photo courtesy of Chris Haston/NBC

West Dundee's Riley Elmore made it into the Top 20 on this season of "The Voice," but was eliminated from NBC's singing competition show Monday night.

Elmore, 16, a student at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville, wore a merlot-colored suit with a thin black tie and sang "Luck Be a Lady," a song by his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra.

"Those are big shoes to fill, man, and you really did it with ease and poise," his coach, Adam Levine, said afterward. "We were all blown away. I'm sure everyone at home was blown away."

Yet in the end, he did not receive enough votes to move on to the Top 12. In the final minute of the 2-hour live show, his elimination was announced. Time ran out before he could talk, but earlier in the day, he tweeted: "No matter what happens, I love you all, thank you for your support #BringBackLove"

Heartbroken fans voiced their disapproval on Twitter after the show, vowing to stop watching and encouraging him to keep singing. One fan tweeted, "@rileyelmore Never stop singing, I would see you in Vegas in a heartbeat! Riley Sinatra! You are amazing. Keep it up."

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