That’s how it all started on October 7, after Ricky Duran performed “River” by soul singer Leon Bridges in the blind auditions of NBC’s singing competition show, The Voice.
The weeks to follow would culminate in Duran finishing as the runner-up to country singer Jake Hoot.
For that blind audition performance, Duran would receive a standing ovation from the show’s competition coaches Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton.
The official video of Duran’s blind audition performance would be viewed more than 1.5 million times.
Watch it here:
Two weeks later, Duran would take on
And Shelton and Duran did just that.
The following week, during The Voice‘s knockout rounds, Duran sang “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes
On Nov. 11, Duran opened the show’s live playoffs with
It certainly wouldn’t be the last time.
The fans voted Duran to continue on into the The Voice Top 13 and, a week later on Nov. 18,
The following week would be what some might consider Duran’s defining moment on the show and catapulted Duran into the show’s finale.
Duran opened his performance of The Beatles’ “Let it Be” playing the song on a piano before he took his guitar to a raised stage surrounded by backup singers.
Duran described the song as his “family anthem.”
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