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Nelly’s Echo Wins Over Christina Aguilera With His Rendition of ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ on ‘The Voice’

Every episode of ‘The Voice‘ has one feel good story, and tonight — the third round of blind auditions — we met Nelson Emokpae. Better known by his stage name Nelly’s Echo, the humble singer blew away Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine with his performance of ‘Ain’t No Sunshine.’

32-year-old Nelson has been living with his family in Baltimore for the last 16 years, but not without a struggle. His family became refugees, leaving Nigeria after his father was erroneously incarcerated. With just two suitcases, his mother and three brothers were forced to leave the country and start a new life.

He stated that music was always something that kept him going, and that he hoped his music would would one day inspire people.

Taking the stage with a guitar, his simplistic strumming matched perfectly with his smooth falsetto, just before he took flight on the “I know, I know, I know” lyrics of Bill Withers’ 1971 hit. That got Adam Levine to turn his chair around, but not after Christina Aguilera did.

Adam Levine wanted him so, so bad, stating that he thought he would be a better fit as a mentor for Nelson. It will be interesting to see how Christina can push him to that next level. We’ll have to wait and see!

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