Tune in to ‘The Voice’ tonight and save Pip from elimination

For Pip, the stakes keep getting higher.

The 19-year-old Eagle Scout sings live tonight on NBC’s The Voice with even more on the line.

Pip grew up singing at Eagle Scout courts of honor.

In other words, he needs your help more than ever.

Here’s tonight’s twist: After each of the four singers on Pip’s team performs, coach Adam Levine must instantly eliminate one member of his team. (Cee Lo Green will do the same for his team.)

“There’s more pressure,” Pip told me, “but in a way it’s more exciting. It adds another factor to the show that we haven’t had before.”

Assuming Pip survives that cut, the power again shifts to you, me, and millions more watching at home. With more on the line, Team Bowtie and Team Scouting must do even more to keep Pip in the running.

Here’s how to do your Good Turn for this Eagle Scout singer:

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Watch Pip sing ‘When You Were Young’

Missed last night’s live episode of The Voice? I’ve got you covered.

Check out the video below to see Pip, the Eagle Scout I’ve been telling you about for months, sing “When You Were Young” by The Killers.

Tonight at 9/8 Central on NBC we’ll learn whether the votes from Team Scouting and Team Bowtie were enough to send Pip to the next round.

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Next on ‘The Voice’: An Eagle Scout prepares for battle

UPDATE (March 14, 2012):  — I have just confirmed that Pip’s battle episode will air 8/7 Central on Monday, March 19!

Good thing a Scout is Brave. Phillip Arnold will need all the courage he can get.

The Eagle Scout singer, who goes by the stage name “Pip,” is entering the battle round on NBC’s hit reality singing show, The Voice.

Three weeks have passed since the blind audition episode where Pip blew away the judges — and me — with his rendition of “House of the Rising Sun.” (If you missed it, click here and watch it immediately!)

Of the 75 singers from last round, only six got all four judges to press their “I Want You” button. Pip was one of the six, a clear sign he’s an early favorite.

But he can’t rest on his laurels. It’s time for Pip to go head-to-head with a competitor: Two singers enter, and just one moves on.

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I interview the Eagle Scout on ‘The Voice,’ and he hits all the right notes

Phillip Arnold had just returned from the first round of The Voice in Los Angeles, where, by all accounts, he stole the show. He was adored by the celebrity judges and praised by entertainment bloggers. TV ratings showed that his audience was 16 million strong.

So when Phillip collapsed onto his parents’ couch back home in Georgia, he had just one thought.

He turned to Mom and Dad and said, “I’ve really had a good life.”

It’s hard to disagree. The 19-year-old singer is well-spoken, he’s an Eagle Scout, and, oh yeah, he sings like you wouldn’t believe. Continue reading

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WATCH: How did our favorite Eagle Scout singer do on ‘The Voice’?

Pip didn’t just sing last night.

He “absolutely blew the roof off the place,” said host Carson Daly.

Phillip Arnold, known on the show as Pip, gave a powerful rendition of The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” during last night’s episode. Continue reading