“I knew something was going to happen,” reveals singer Daniel Passino about his elimination Tuesday night on “The Voice.” For the second straight week, he was one of the bottom two artists and had to battle against Nick Hagelin for an audience “instant save.” In our exit interview (watch above), he adds, “I thought I did good in my performance. When the coaches haven’t criticized anyone all season, and then when they criticize you in a negative light, you knew something was going to happen. I had a bad feeling about it.”
For the artist, his song choices this season were “Marvin Gaye” by Charlie Puth (blind audition), “Turning Tables” by Adele (battle round), “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations (knockout round), “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars (live round one), “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson (top 12), “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper (top 11), “Jealous” by Nick Jonas (instant save), “I Don’t Wat to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith (top 10), and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars (elimination).
The 21-year-old is a Michigan native who attended the University of Michigan with a major in Vocal Performance and Communications. While there he joined the glee club and acapella group The Friars. Passino was actually eliminated weeks ago by his original coach Christina Aguilera during a knockout round against season frontrunner Alisan Porter. Show producers then introduced a new feature called the “comeback,” and he was welcomed back by new coach Pharrell Williams for the next rounds.
Of working with Williams and his comeback story, he says, “That was really exciting knowing I was going back the show. I was disappointed when I first got off the show originally. It was a blessing being on his team because he’s always been true to me, nice to me.”