Nicholas Mrozinski, a Twin Cities musician with Eagan roots, continued his triumphant march through NBC's national singing competition, "The Voice", on Monday.
Two weeks ago, Mrozinski defeated fellow musician Todd Kessler in the show's battle rounds with a powerful performance on Daryl Hall and John Oates' classic "She's Gone".
This week, he again came out on top against another competitor, Mycle Wastman.
Mrozinski's celebrity coach, Cee Lo Green, chose the St. Paul resident to continue through to the show's "playoff" round, and called Mrozinski a "natural mystic" following the performance. During the playoff round, the 20 remaining singers in the competition will be winnowed down to the top 12 performers. Live performances are scheduled for Nov. 5 and Nov. 7.
Mrozinski, who has largely performed older, soulful tunes, said in a televised interview on "The Voice" that he chose "Put Your Records On" because it would be an "unexpected" change.
"Getting to the knockout round tightens my breath a little bit because it's make it or break it," Mrozinski said prior to his performance on the show. "I just have to be the best I can be."