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.