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An update on Pip, the Eagle Scout from Season 2 of ‘The Voice’

While in Scouts, Pip sang at Courts of Honor and other troop functions.

While in Scouts, Pip sang at Courts of Honor and other troop functions.

Last night’s finale of Season 4 of The Voice got me thinking about Pip, the Eagle Scout who got much more than 15 minutes of fame as a contestant on Season 2 of the hit NBC show.

Pip, known in his Scouting days as Phillip Arnold, started singing at Boy Scout courts of honor as a member of Marietta, Ga., Troop 287. Years later, Pip appeared on The Voice and advanced to the quarterfinals as a member of Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine’s hand-picked team.

If you missed Season 2, take five minutes to watch my favorite Pip performance, his rendition of “House of the Rising Sun.” I got chills when I first heard it.

A few months after his time on The Voice, Pip flew to Orlando, Fla., to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of 1,500 Scouting volunteers and professionals at the BSA’s 2012 National Annual Meeting. Catch the video of his performance below.

A year later, Pip’s music career hasn’t slowed. He released his debut album in January, and on June 25 he’ll perform in a concert at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Ga.

Learn much more at his official site, and join me in wishing Pip continued success as he pursues his passion for performance.

Pip sings the National Anthem

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