Shawn Smith brings contestants from The Voice to Utica

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - It was a reunion of contestants from NBC's "The Voice" season five in Utica, Saturday night. 
Shawn "Big Sexy" Smith and company performed at Shots Sports Bar on Varick Street. 
Smith is from Boonville originally and lives in south Utica now, but he brought in talent from New Jersey, and Nashville!
Fans also got to chat with the former contestants during a meet and greet, after the show.
"I like to see everyone from 'The Voice' as often as I can, but we live so far apart its tough," said Caroline Pennell. "I live in New Jersey, so it's about three and a half hours from here to Utica. 
"I try to fit it in, we all respect each other so it's good to have little reunions like this."

"We've moved to Nashville, we're all trying to stay connected and doing things together," said Olivia Hanke. "When it's a bigger crowd we have fun." 

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