Can Nicholas David win The Voice season three?

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Is Nicholas David, The Voice? His sultry, soulful style was highlighted when the top six performed twice on Monday night.

UPDATE---Dec. 4, 2012---10:00 p.m. PT-----Nicholas David made it into the final four on The Voice. The two eliminated singers were Adam Levine's remaining contestants, Amanda Brown and Melanie Martinez. David continues along with Trevin Hunte also of Team CeeLo and both Team Blake Shelton members Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott. Original story follows:

The previous winners of NBC's The Voice were more typical of what sells song downloads these days.

Javier Colon and Jermaine Paul took the top honors in seasons one and two and there are singers left in the top six that fit that category.

Amanda Brown, Trevin Hunte and Cassadee Pope come to mind.

This time around, there are three voices other than theirs that are vying for fan votes and they are unique.

Terry McDermott is a rock singer whose specialty is classic rock tunes. You don't hear many like him on radio stations that don't play the classics.

Melanie Martinez has the breathiness and stylistic tones that you either love or hate. Dia Frampton from season one comes to mind, except she didn't rock the two-tone hair and little girl charm.

Then there's Nicholas David, a family man who looks like he was plucked from the cast of Hair the musical or the documentary movie Woodstock. Watch video posted below

In last night's top six show, he even demonstrated his knowledge of herbal medicine as he helped Adam Levine quickly recover from what took CeeLo down for the whole week.

Not your garden variety contestant on The Voice or any other singing competition show.

He has earned his fandom and not just from the public at large. Bill Withers came to the show and sat in on a rehearsal session with David and his coach CeeLo Green.

Withers caught Nicholas' rendition of "Lean On Me" and agreed with CeeLo about the range of the singer's talent.

The quiet and humble David rocks the long hair and vintage clothing of a performer of the late '60s who we might have seen at a club or coffee house in New York's Greenwich Village.

His signature move is putting his hands together as if in prayer and bowing to applause and words of appreciation from the judges.

With CeeLo out sick, his replacement Pat Monahan of Train asked Nicholas to up the ante a bit and stretch out of his top vocal range comfort zone.

It didn't work well in a song chosen by the absent CeeLo, "September" by Earth Wind and Fire.

Then Nicholas stepped up for his second performance and stunned the world.

His rendition of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" was a beautiful interpretation of a song all of us know. Monahan pulled it out of him so that Nicholas David's heart and emotional soul were bared for all to see as he accompanied himself on piano.

It might have put him over the top in the competition, but we will all see the results show tonight and wait for America's choices. Two singers go home tonight.

NBC's The Voice airs results shows on Tuesdays and performance shows on Mondays starting at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Image: NBC/The Voice Nicholas David


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Nicholas is a class act So glad he is in the top four! He has a sound like Boz Scaggs Hope Nick wins The Voice

Submitted by Sian (not verified) on
Nicholas David brings to mind one of my favorite blues singer, Boz Scaggs, Mr David has a beautiful voice. I hope he stays on the Voice.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
it's Dia Frampton and he sang Lean On Me not Ain't no sunshine.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Nicholas David is by far the most talented and unique singer on the voice.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Nicholas is a Legend already, amazing voice, hope he wins, ready to buy his CD when available. Al Green and Marvin Gay all wrapped up in one Soulfull singer! The world is ready for him to take the VOICE I'd love to see him in VEGAS, just gives me chills and happy tears when he sings! He touches my SOUL

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
He must of hacked the voting system He should not even be in the final 20 not alone in the final 4. He is not in the same league as the others. He is a very average singer at best. I think an investigation is in order

Typically, the teen girl crowd drives the voting. But with the addition of multiplying votes by 10 with a top ten iTunes appearance it brings in music aficionados who buy more than what's on the pop charts. Just a thought...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
dude your tripping, his talent is far above the rest, he is the Jesus of music. Your on wack weed

Submitted by debbie cummings (not verified) on
nicholas, i know you will probably never see this post, but I have to speak out. I am old enough to be your mother, and the first time I saw you on "the voice" you touched my heart, and I have loved your music ever since. You are very spiritual, and your heart is in every thing you sing. I know you have pain in your heart from being away from your family, but I know you will hold together, stronger than ever. I feel your gal is very understanding, and holding things together, while you are gone. All I can say is...just as an outsider looking in...judges are fickle..and I think you got thrown under the crawled out and stood up, battered, but proud. No one could ask for more than that. Some should be ashamed of themselves, and you know who I mean. Peaceful winds to you ...and I hope you all the best. You deserve it, and I will be an (can't say a fan, that's too superficial) honored american, just to hear your voice.And you know that, the Spirit of our being, hears you too, and is pleased and smiling on you...don't ever give up. thank you for reading this, if you ever get to:) so very respectful..........debbie cummings


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