(UPDATE Dec. 18, 10 p.m.): Eagan native, hometown hero and reality TV star and musician Nicholas David was named third place on "The Voice" Tuesday night.
A longtime judge's favorite, David was announced as the third place winner behind Terry McDermott, who took second place, and winner Cassadee Pope.
Indications earlier in the day—namely the iTunes sales chart, which showed David in a distant third by virtue of his music sales in comparison to the other two—were that he would not likely take the grand prize.
That didn't stop the judge's ongoing praise.
Adam Levine called his performance Monday night "his favorite moment of the night." And his coach, CeeLo Green, said "He's an exceptional voice and an exceptional person."
(UPDATE Dec. 18, 12 p.m.): The voting is done. The results will be announced in the final episode of the Voice season tonight at 7 p.m., but if the iTunes charts are any indication, it's going to be a close battle for Eagan's Nicholas David.
As of 12 p.m., Nicholas' performance of "Great Balls of Fire" was ranked as the 15th most purchased song on iTunes within the past 24 hours. His competitors' songs — "Cry" by Cassadee Pope, and "Broken Wings" by Terry McDermott—cracked the top 10.
Songs that make the top 10 in sales receive additional votes when determining the winner.
Want to read more about Nicholas David, a former Eagan resident and contestant on NBC's "The Voice"? Check out the links below:
- VIDEO: Contestant with Eagan Roots Performs on NBC's "The Voice"
- Television Appearance on 'The Voice' Brings Whirlwind of Fame for Musician With Eagan Roots
- VIDEO: Mrozinski Defeats Another Competitor in Knockout Round on NBC's "The Voice"
- VIDEO: One-Time Eagan Resident Strikes the Right Chord on "The Voice"
- Mrozinski Voted into the Top 12 on NBC's "The Voice"
- Join the Nicholas David Fan Club Online!
- Cheer On NBC Star Nicholas David at Special Eagan Viewing Party on Monday
- Nicholas David's Rise to Fame on NBC's The Voice Stuns Family and Friends
- LIVE from Eagan: Family Cheered as Nicholas David Belted Out Strong Performance on 'The Voice'
- Show Your Support: How Can I Vote for Nicholas David on NBC's "The Voice"?
- Parent's Talk: Nicholas David on 'The Voice': Pride of Minnesota Parents
- PHOTOS: Eagan's Nicholas David Receives a Warm Reception From Hometown Fans
- VIDEO: Nicholas David's "The Voice" Performance Draws Tears from Cee Lo Green
- VIDEO: Nicholas David's Semifinals Performance Packs a Punch
- VIDEO: Mrozinski Family Reacts to Nicholas David's "Lean on Me" Performance
- VIDEO: Nicholas David Makes Surprise Announcement on "The Voice"
- Did Eagan's Nicholas David Make the Cut on NBC's "The Voice"?
- Nicholas David's Parents: Our Son Just Wants to Get His Message Out
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- "The Voice" Star Nicholas David Performing at the Mall of America on Thursday
- VIDEO: What Do Fans Think of Nicholas David?
- PHOTOS: Eagan Mayor Declares Nicholas David "The Voice of Eagan"
- VIDEO: Nicholas David Performs in Front of Hundreds at Mall of America