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Baltimore singer Davon Fleming advances on 'The Voice' with emotional 'Dreamgirls' performance

Baltimore’s Davon Fleming keeps wowing 'em on ‘The Voice,’ and has advanced to the next round.

Monday night on the NBC singing competition, Fleming’s emotional rendition of ‘I Am Changing” from “Dreamgirls” — a song not coincidentally made famous by his “Voice” coach, Jennifer Hudson — not only impressed the judges, but convinced Hudson to choose him as one of her three team members to advance in the playoffs.

“You outdid yourself,” Hudson said after he finished the song, and after she threw fellow judge Miley Cyrus’ boot at the stage — a playful reprise of Fleming’s first appearance on the show, when Hudson showed her enthusiasm for his performance of Amy Winehouse’s “Me and Mr. Jones” by throwing her own shoe.

The other coaches seemed equally impressed. “I hated that performance, because it wasn’t on my team,” said Adam Levine. Chimed in Blake Shelton, “This is ridiculous. Why are you even talking to us anymore? You should be going and sitting in your limo right now.”

When the time came for Hudson to pick the three members of her six-member team to advance to the playoffs, the 25-year-old Fleming, who grew up in Park Heights, was her first choice.

“Davon is the tip of top, cream of the crop vocalist,” Hudson said.

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