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When Adam Levine Turned His Chair, He Didn't Expect To Have An Emotional Connection To This 'Voice' Contestant

"I'm blown away."

Adam Levine got the surprise of his life on last night's episode of The Voice when he turned that iconic chair around and saw who was performing. The contestant was Dave Crosby, whom most of us know for all those viral videos he makes with his young daughter Claire. For Levine, this was a unique and rather emotional meeting.


Crosby — sans Claire — took to the stage and sang a stunning rendition of Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" during the season 13 premiere. The Maroon 5 frontman was the first to turn around, almost immediately doing so, with Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus coming in just under the buzzer. Jennifer Hudson was the only one to not spin — and the American Idol alum regretted it.

While the coaches were finding out more about Crosby, it didn't take long for Levine to realize that he knew him and 4-year-old Claire from the internet. Turns out, there is a musical connection the two have, and it reaches back to when Levine and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, welcomed their daughter Dusty Rose into the world.

"When I had my baby girl, that was one of the most amazing moments of my life," Levine told Crosby. And someone sent me that video and I lost it. I'm so happy you realized that you should never have given up on this because if you had given up on this, that never would have happened. What a beautiful thing. I can't believe that it's you, that dude from the video, standing in front of me right now. I'm blown away."

In addition to all of this, the coaches welcomed Claire out onto the stage to join Crosby for a few bars of "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story — harkening back to previous Disney covers from movies such as The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, and Moana

Of course, the connection between Crosby and Levine led to the two joining forces.

Check out Crosby's full audition — including Claire's big moment — here:

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