Nicholas David makes it into The Voice finals
This week was a little bit of a homecoming for The Voice hopeful Nicholas David, as he took some time away from the stage to visit the Land of 10,000 Lakes again.
The Voice flew out to each of the four semi-finalists' hometowns and let viewers see a little bit of where Cassadee Pope, Trevin Hunte, Terry McDermott, and Minnesota's own David have come from.
On Monday night, cameras followed David to his brand new home where he was greeted by his longtime girlfriend and their children before they made a trip to the doctor's office. There, David and his girlfriend shared an intimate moment with America while they listened to their baby's heartbeat on a monitor.
"Hearing my baby's heartbeat fills that emptiness that I've been feeling since I've been away," Nicholas said afterwards.
From there, David made the publicity rounds in the Twin Cities, appearing at a packed Mall of America event where he received a golden microphone from the mayor of Eagan. He also payed his respects to his old stomping grounds at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul, playing a few songs for a fan-filled house.
Back on The Voice stage, David gave one of the most emotional performances of the season. He dedicated and sang an incredibly heartfelt rendition of Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" to his family. Looking a little different than previous performances, David's hair was left down and straightened rather than pulled back. He also left his familiar bespectacled look offstage and donned a paisley blazer as he walked around a stylized, rundown version of the stage. By the end of his passionate performance, there wasn't a dry eye in the house and David had to sit down during the judges' feedback time.
As always, judge Adam Levine couldn't sing high enough praises for David. Levine nearly tripped over his words as he spoke, "Oh man, Nick, that is just... You're just one of the most soulful people I've ever met. There's just an incredibly warm feeling about you. I've always been a fan of what you do musically... but it just transcends that. I like you."
David's coach Cee Lo Green looked as if he was wiping away a stray tear before congratulating David after the performance. While the two had their difficulties in deciding what direction to take the song during rehearsal, he ultimately enjoyed David's rendition and voiced his support for the family man. "So heartfelt, so beautiful, we share your success, your trial, your error, your triumph. We are your family Nick. We're with you," Green affirmed.
On Tuesday night, the final two contestants stood together before host Carson Daly revealed the last contestant to go on. Fedora-topped and wearing glasses, David chatted with Hunte while they waited for the results. The last two contestants from Green's team, David and Hunte performed Mariah Carey's "Hero" earlier in the show before the elimination got underway.
Finally, Daly announced David as the last of the three finalists going on in the competition next week.
The Voice finale shows will air next Monday and Tuesday, December 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. (CST) on NBC.
Watch David's performance of "You Are So Beautiful" here:
Catch David and Hunte performing "Hero" here:
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