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Viewers Have Spoken – INSP Announces the Winning State from Online Voting Competition

Viewers Have Spoken – INSP Announces the Winning State from Online Voting Competition

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Viewers Have Spoken – INSP Announces the Winning State from Online Voting Competition

North Carolina!

Taylor Hicks Made the Announcement Live This Afternoon on His Facebook Page

Earlier this year, INSP greenlit a second season of State Plate, the culinary travel series hosted by former American Idol winner and platinum recording artist, Taylor Hicks, who is currently up for Emmy award consideration in the category of “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program.” In June, the network announced a voting competition where viewers would choose one of the states featured in Season 2. In addition, due to positive feedback from viewers, INSP increased the second season order to 24 new episodes. Today, Hicks took to Facebook Live on his Fan Page to reveal the competition’s winning state as selected by fans across the country. The online vote, which ran from June 1st through the 15th, gave viewers the power to pick one of the twelve additional states to see on TV this season. And viewers chose North Carolina!

“I’m so stoked that North Carolina will be featured this season,” announced Hicks. “Being one of the original 13 colonies, North Carolina has some amazing stories to tell about their culinary heritage. With input from viewers, the new states added are going to feature some of the best foods in America.”

After two seasons, State Plate will have documented the most popular foods from 36 states in the U.S.

On INSP’s award-winning original series, State Plate, entertainer and restaurateur Taylor Hicks tastes his way across the United States on a quest to…

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