JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Students, staff and community members all gathered at the Carl Reng Student Union Auditorium at Arkansas State University on Monday night to support a member of the pack.
Marybeth Byrd is competing on NBC’s The Voice against 19 others and made the top 13 Tuesday night.
On the live show Monday, Marybeth sang ‘Love me like you do,’ by Ellie Goulding.
KAIT, 104.9 The Fox and A-State First Lady Beth Damphousse all came together to host the watch party. Before the show, signs were created as many anxiously waited to see Byrd on the big screen.
A-State Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said having the watch party is just another way for students to show their pack pride.
“Could you imagine being an 18-year-old freshman and going off to Los Angeles and meeting all these famous people and trying to balance your studies at the same time,” Damphousse said. "She’s really a remarkable young lady, really proud of her.
Miss Arkansas State, Ellie Stafford, met Marybeth through pageants and says Marybeth is so deserving.
“I am very thankful for my friendship with Marybeth. I am very excited for her and I am so proud of her. I can’t wait to see how far she goes in the competition,” Stafford said.
Byrd was a 4-chair turn when she auditioned for The Voice.
Byrd has reached out to her supporters asking for help. She wants all the Byrd Watchers to participate in voting. Viewers can vote up to 20 times.
You can watch Marybeth perform again Next Tuesday at 7 p.m.