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Preston Pohl returns home from 'The Voice' finale to perform for local fans

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Preston Pohl performed in St. Augustine to a sold out crowd Friday night. Pohl is the local singer/songwriter who made it to the Top 20 on NBC's 'The Voice' this season.

He appeared on Tuesday night's finale.

Friday night Pohl was back in St. Augustine for a welcome home performance in front of 500 local fans. He says it was the love and support of Florida's First Coast that helped him advance in the competition.

Even though his career demands he spend time in Nashville and Los Angeles, he will continue to call St. Augustine home. Pohl says he and his fiancée plan to marry, buy a house and raise their children in St. Augustine.

Pohl says his life has completely changed since those three judges turned their chairs for him on The Voice. Overnight he went from 350 Twitter followers to 19,000. In this portion of our exclusive interview with Pohl, he talks about coach Adam Levine, his unique voice and how the show affected his career.

When the local singer tried out for The Voice, he was completely confident. Then, a new reality set in. There was also some getting used to the experts managing his hair, makeup and clothing.

What does Pohl think about Tessanne Chin, who was announced as this season's winner of The Voice? And will we see the Top 20 perform together again?

Pohl will remain in St. Augustine through the weekend. Then he returns to Nashville to continue work on his album. His first single will be released December 31st. It features Pohl's original music, and he's really excited about that. He might play a few of his original songs during the concert Friday night.

Pohl is expected to have a great time in Friday's performance as he says "thank you" to his local supporters. "I don't know how long we're going to play - two hours - three hours. I'm just going to pour it all out on the stage tonight."

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