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Family, friends proud of Olivia Henken despite show results

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Connie and Lyndsey Henken Connie and Lyndsey Henken
The owner of the bar, Larry Davis, made one of Olivia's favorite foods, pizza with pineapple. The owner of the bar, Larry Davis, made one of Olivia's favorite foods, pizza with pineapple.
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Olivia Henken performing Katy Perry's Roar during the live show on Tuesday. Olivia Henken performing Katy Perry's Roar during the live show on Tuesday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Family, friends and fans of Louisville's own Olivia Henken packed Pleasure Ridge Pizza and Sports Bar Thursday night to see if she moved on to the Top 12 on NBC's "The Voice."

The owner of the bar, Larry Davis, made one of Olivia's favorite foods, pizza with pineapple, and a signature drink in her honor for the event. 

Longtime customers said they've never seen the restaurant so full. Olivia's supporters were nervous knowing how talented the season five cast of "The Voice" is, especially the members of Team Christina. Olivia's mother, Connie Henken, admitted she was probably most nervous of the people watching, "Christina has a tough team, its a lot of competition and we are just thankful she is where she is now."

The crowd seemed to hold a unified breath until the third and final team member was announced. When Christina did not call Olivia's name the crowd and Olivia's family was both disappointed and proud. 

"She couldn't have done any better and "The Voice" has only been filled with good things," Connie Henken said, "It's all good."

"The way I look at it, this is only the beginning," said Olivia's father, Jimmy Henken. He believes his daughter now has a huge country fan base and he asked everyone to keep watching the show until the end, "The Voice treated us like royalty."

"I'm so proud of my sister and this show has been just the beginning," Olivia's sister, Lyndsey Henken, added, "You haven't heard the last of Olivia Henken, this isn't the end, it's not."

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