Nicholas David Brings Heart + Soul to ‘The Voice’ with ‘Lean On Me’
His coach Cee Lo Green chose the song to showcase a totally different side of David. Jennifer Hudson sat in during his rehearsals to offer advice and guidance. âHoly buckets!â David exclaimed upon seeing the Grammy Award-winning artist, clearly in awe of her talent and spirit. âShe came up the same way weâre coming up now.â
David took his seat behind the piano and let the song carry him away. The choir behind him lent an authentic gospel feel to the performance that made a lasting impression on the judges.
âThis may be the best episode of âThe Voiceâ weâve ever had,â Blake Shelton commented. âI donât know what it is, Nicholas, but especially tonight, itâs almost like youâre watching a musical legend.â
Christina Aguilera compared his performance to âchicken soup going down all nice and easy and smooth and rich.â She went on to say that the song âjust felt so good, so right, and it was perfect to showcase your range as a vocalist.â
âI heard the voice of a generation â¦ I saw an immaculate, impassioned performance,â Cee Lo praised. He told the story of his own spiritual connection with the tune, and he teared up at the end. David then stepped down from the stage to give his coach a hug, proving that he not only has soul, but a whole lot of heart.