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This Singer Worked Hard For A Second Chance On 'The Voice,' And He Got It

"You told me to come back, and I took that advice."

Monday night's new episode of The Voice wasn't Adam Pearce's first time auditioning for the show. He also tried out last season, but failed to turn any of the judges' chairs. However, advice from coach Adam Levine inspired him to work hard and try again. This time, things turned out better.

This season, Pearce sang "Hot-Blooded" by Foreigner, delivering a rock 'n' roll performance that had both Levine and fellow coach Miley Cyrus turning their chairs. "You look familiar," Levine told him.

"I was here last season," Pearce explained. "You told me to come back, and I took that advice. I went back, and I worked so freaking hard."


As Gold Derby points out, Pearce's show bio says the 31-year-old enrolled in vocal lessons after last year's audition, in addition to performing gigs four to five times a week. It clearly paid off — and the support from his family didn't hurt either.

"So I've been coaching you since last season," Levine quipped, going on to call Pearce's style "so wild and crazy, but so controlled and refined at the same time."

Although Cyrus made her own case for why Pearce should join her team, he ultimately went with a fellow Adam. We can't wait to see what they come up with for future rounds.

Check out Pearce's rockin' performance in the video below:

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