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This week may have marked Dez Duron’s second time on The Voice stage, but he’s not the only one from Shreveport, La. who is featured on a hit reality competition this fall.

Dez’s family friend Willie Jones appeared on The X Factor last week. With a look that’s been compared to Will Smith in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Willie wowed X Factor judges when he broke out into a smooth, country sound, auditioning with Josh Turner’s “Your Man.”

Whereas Willie’s look and seemingly mismatched sound surprised the judges, Dez’s sexy voice perfectly fit into his Golden Boy, modelesque look. But the one thing these two definitely have in common is Shreveport.

“I’ve known Willie since we were babies,” Dez revealed to Wetpaint Entertainment. “It’s kinda crazy that it would happen on the same season. We both did the same community theater group. Our families have been connected for forever. I’m so happy for him and wish him so much success. We’re just trying to make Shreveport proud.”

Ain’t it crazy how these things work out, y’all?

What do you think of these two contestants’ link to one another? Watch their auditions and weigh in below!


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