Natchitoches resident will face battle rounds tonight on The Voi - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Natchitoches resident will face battle rounds tonight on The Voice

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NATCHITOCHES,LA (KALB News Channel 5) – Tonight is round two for DeShawnWashington, a Natchitochesresident, who won a spot on Team Shakira last month on NBC's hit talent show‘The Voice".

Washington will compete against another member ofTeam Shakira during what the show calls "the battle round".  Celebrity judge Shakira selects two of herteam members to battle for a spot in the next round of competition whichnarrows down the field of competitors.

Tune into "The Voice" tonight, Monday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. on the NBC networks of KALB News Channel 5 inAlexandria or KTAL News Channel 6 in Shreveport. 

A public viewing party with Washington will not be heldtonight. "I appreciate everyone's encouragement and support during this amazingjourney. I want to enjoy this time with my family tonight," said Washington.

Last month, Shakira chose Washington to be on her teamafter hearing his rendition of Sam Cooke's "Twistin' the Night Away", which isnow available on itunes for $1.29.

Washington is the23-year-old son of Gwendolyn Ann Washington and Siman Joe Washington. He's agraduate of Natchitoches Central High School. Washington currently resides inNatchitoches.

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