We've always known that we have a ton of untapped talent in Louisiana and last night, Louisiana's own Hunter Plake made it into the semi finals/top 8 on NBC's The Voice.

Hunter was originally on Team Alicia before he was stolen. He's now competing on Team Gwen. According to Hunter's bio, he was living in Baton Rouge when last year's floods made him relocate to Lafayette, LA to live with his parents. Not only did Hunter lose his home and his car, he also lost his church, which he helps to rebuild during his spare time.

Apparently our cousins Thais and Shanda are friends with Hunter's family. If he continues his journey, I'm going to have to pull some strings and get him on the show! Acadiana is (of course) rallying around all things Hunter!

Some other fun facts about Hunter include that he's never sang outside of church before appearing on The Voice and he's also recently married.

Here's Hunter's full bio from The Voice website:

Here's a look at Hunter's journey so far on The Voice.