Even if a singer doesn't turn any chairs during their blind audition on The Voice, they still have the opportunity to come back and try again. In the case of Nolan Neal, that perseverance really paid off. After losing out last season with a performance of "Drive" by Incubus, he returned during Tuesday night's show to sing Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" accompanied by an acoustic guitar.
Nolan's strong performance inspired all four coaches to turn around. Blake Shelton seemed to immediately recognize him, but Adam Levine needed a refresher. "You said if I came back and did a different song and picked you, then we'd win the show," Nolan told him.
Adam seemed to agree with his past statement. "I don't know what happened between last season and this season, but you're gonna be the first guy who went home last season and who won this season."
When you learn about Nolan's past, it's no wonder he had the determination to return. According to Bustle, several years ago Nolan lost his father to suicide after a falling out over his music career. He then dropped his contract with Virgin Records and entered rehab. As of earlier this year, he was six years sober, and had briefly fronted the band Hinder.
Nolan chose Adam as his coach, so if the prophecy comes true, his next step could be winning The Voice.