Yorktown graduate lands audition spot on NBC's "The Voice"
There's nothing like having the people who've known you your entire life, your family, cheering you on when you make your national television debut.
That was Seth Cook's audience Tuesday night when he appeared on "The Voice."
"If your dream house is a double-wide trailer sitting back on the hollow on a country road, then baby that's where we'll go," the 20-year-old Yorktown High School graduate sang for Eyewitness News cameras.
It wasn't a country road, though, that took Cook to Los Angeles recently to audition in front The Voice's judges.
It's been Cook's lifetime pursuit of music that prepared him for the moment.
"It's been with me since I was born," said Cook.
It's no wonder. Seth's parents are Bret Cook and Michelle Bell of "Cook and Belle," a pop country group that performs on stages across the country. Cook performs with them and has been growing his solo career.
His spot on "The Voice" was Seth's first taste of the national spotlight.
"I'm just so proud of him," said Cook's aunt, Lana Andrew.
"He's naturally talented, but he works incredibly hard and he deserves it," added brother Bradford Dobbs.
"How many times do you get to be on national television in front of millions of people and get to perform?" Cook asked.
That's how he's looking at it now, after not getting a chair turn from the judges.
"I feel like America's going to see that I went. I got on and did my very best and that, you know, maybe the judges made a bad decision on not turning," Cook explained.
The next decision for Cook, which songs to record on an upcoming CD. He's already produced three. This next one, though, he hopes to shop around to a national label.
"I've never known what true love is like, but if I could guess what true love would be like, it would be like my passion and love for music," said Cook.
That passion isn't going away.