The Voice returned to NBC on Monday night for Season 3 with previously rejected singer Daniel Rosa back on stage for another turn to impress the coaches.
Although a new crop of singers hit stage on Monday for the Blind Auditions, Daniel Rosa returned to The Voice after being rejected in Season 2. Singing the Gotye hit “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Rosa impressed the coaches enough to eventually earn a spot on Team Cee Lo.
So, after getting let down last season, how did Daniel pick himself up and use rejection to his advantage to land a spot on The Voice?
“It was the weirdest thing,” said Rosa to The Deadbolt the day after the Season 3 premiere. “because I thought I was going to come back home and be devastated and be like, ‘Why, Lord? Why me?’ But it was really kind of the opposite. I was very inspired to move on.”
On Monday night, however, Daniel Rosa managed to inspire all four coaches who were glad to see the Riverside, California native back for another audition on The Voice. In fact, Adam Levine was so glad to see Rosa that he ran up on stage to give the young singer a hug.
Although it was a sweet moment for Daniel Rosa on Monday night, the past year was an interesting learning curve.
“I had something to work on,” Rosa continued, “and I’m going to do the best I can to get better. I knew that I had to work on my stage presence – I still do – but that was one thing I had to work on. I was terrified of holding that microphone, which I didn’t do last season. This season being on stage, that was the first time I ever held a microphone. It was really liberating. Last season, I was just so looking forward to what was going to happen next. I had no time to be devastated.”
The Voice continues the Blind Audition phase on Tuesday and Wednesday on NBC.
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