David Cassidy‘s nephew Jack Cassidy appeared on Monday’s edition of “The Voice” and impressed enough to make it through his blind audition and get into the battle rounds. This softly spoken 18-year-old accompanied himself on the piano and delivered a soulful rendition of the 1995 Joan Osborne hit “One of Us.”
Adam Levine was the first to hit his button, with Alicia Keys soon taking his lead. In making his case to Cassidy to be his coach, Levine praised him for “such an incredible passionate commitment to every single word that you sing.” However, Keys won over Cassidy when she observed, There is nothing like being able to just play the piano and sing what you feel.”
As per his official NBC bio: “Jack comes from a family of professional entertainers. His father, Patrick Cassidy, and grandmother, Shirley Jones, are most notable, but his generation was discouraged from performing. At age seven, he joined his dad on tour and belted out songs in the car – to his parents’ surprise and delight. He later played piano and during high school participated in mission trips to Uganda and the Dominican Republic, where he played music and sang with children.”
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