Nicholas David fires it up for the final round of ‘The Voice’

Nicholas David – a.k.a. Nick Mrozinski – sang his heart and soul out tonight on NBC’s vocal competition show “The Voice.”

The Eagan native took his on-stage energy to new heights with his rendition of Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire” which morphed into Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire.” Mrozinski performed on a flaming piano before taking to the floor with some dance moves and high kicks.

Later on in the program Mrozinski took a more relaxed tone as he sang Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” with a casually dressed choir sitting behind him. The song echoed a sentiment expressed at the opening of the show with the cast’s performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in memory of the 26 people – mostly children – killed Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

Finally Mrozinski sang a duet with his coach CeeLo Green, whose title could have been a directive from CeeLo himself: “Play that Funky Music” by Wild Cherry. Aerialists with big hair and a “mini CeeLo” showing off his dance moves rounded out the performance.

Now it’s up to the audience to decide who wins ‘The Voice.’ Fans can vote for their favorite contestants either by phone, text message, online, or by purchasing the song they performed on iTunes.

Voting is open in the Central time zone through 9:00am Tuesday. The winner, who gets to sign a record deal, will be announced on “The Voice” tomorrow night.

  • Lmartinez

    The man is amazing, he represents Americans as we know it willing to share simple fun and pleasure from dancing and singing together even for a moment , especially after being silenced by tragedies.

  • Judy

    This man is amazing. How great it is to see so much talent and entertainment. He has got to win. I keep watching “Great Balls of Fire” over and over and over and over………….

  • Judy

    I forgot to mention that he is not only talented but he can actually play the piano!

  • Pat Hurd

    I am almost 60, and I am in love with what you represent, as a teacher with young adults you are a inspiration for all. I will follow you and buy and support your message, from Stillwater, MN. with love and support.

  • kathy moxley

    i just wanted to let nicholas david know i am so

    PROUD of him! cassadee is a great singer, but she is like a dime a dozen. i feel that it really got rigged with her wining. the show boasts the unusual and captivating…..cassdee was NOT even close. there is only ONE Carrie UNDER WOOD, we didnt need another one!

    i hope whatever record deal u get nicholas, SURPASES Cassadee. love ya!

  • elaine parrish

    FOR REAL? CASSADEE? OH GOD..SHE’S GOOD BUT SHE DOESNT EVEN COME CLOSE TO BEING THE DIFFERENT, COOLNESS AND SWAG OF NICHOLAS DAVID. SO GO KICK SOME BUTT WITH YOUR ALBUM….U R SO LUCKY TO HAVE A DIFFERENT AND GREAT VOICE…SO MANY OF US, ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!