Riverside crooner and ukulele player Daniel Rosa is still at it, giving his fellow contestants a run for their money and local fans a thrill in Season 3 of NBC’s popular singing competition “The Voice.”
Rosa recently impressed with his Adam Lambert-inspired performance of “Whataya Want From Me” on a show that aired on Monday, Oct. 22. And now the Team Cee Lo singer has gone deeper into the competition than his first go-round.
“Every time I get on the stage and start to perform, my confidence gets better. I don’t know if the nerves will ever fully leave me, but they’re getting better,” Rosa said today.
Plagued by nerves in the Season 2 premiere, Rosa’s performance of Neon Trees’ “Animal” failed to turn any of the judges’ chairs in the initial blind audition.
This time around Rosa said he is employing a different strategy for success.
“The big thing I do (to prepare for a performance) is pray. My family has been there for the live performance and that helps,” Rosa said.
As for vocal preparations, Rosa admitted that he has never been one to follow a particular routine, but said that his nervousness surrounding a recent performance had him willing to try anything – honey, tea or olive oil – to get his vocal chords primed and ready.
Going forward, Rosa has a strategy for success.
“I need to bring the confidence. It’s time to pull together. I am here now and I deserve to be here,” he said.
Rosa hopes his past experience will help him make a stronger showing this time around.
“The greatest thing to have happened was for me to not make it on the show last season. I learned that I needed a lot of work. I needed to trust myself,” Rosa said.
To his fans, Rosa said this: “Thank you so much for giving me the lift I never gave myself.”
The show’s format features four stages of competition: the first begins with the blind audition, then the battle round, the brand new knockouts and finally, the live performance shows.
Fans can follow all the action at http://www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice and on Twitter at @NBCTheVoice and #TheVoice.
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