Speaking of quirky, maybe you should have left those long dreadlocks intact!
You know, some people—I’ve heard that a lot. Some people are like, oh, you know, maybe if you didn’t cut your dreads you still would have been on the team. And you know what?
You know I’m just teasing you, Todd.
Oh, yeah, of course, of course. I’m making the point that a lot of people were serious when they said that to me. But I had planned to cut my hair before I auditioned so it was a non-issue. Have you seen the video of me cutting my hair? Because if you go to my YouTube page, it’s the featured video. I made a music video out of shaving my head. And I used a song from my new record. You probably heard my song "Hallelujah."
So I want to ask you, so what’s now? So what’s the impact of having been on The Voice? It’s got to be huge for you.
It’s been huge. You know, I don’t know where this is all going to end. I don’t know that. But I know that this has definitely been a new beginning. I’m actively seeking representation and management and booking and things like that. And this has definitely opened doors already. It’s a door opener. It’s a conversation starter. When your video from The Voice has 200,000 views on Facebook that’s not a small thing. That’s kind of a big deal. So, or on You Tube rather. So, yeah, things are moving along. From the transition from reality show to real life is a slower, you know, things kind of transcribe a little bit more slowly than people think because it’s on TV so things must happen fast, fast, fast. But it’s happening. You know, the snowball is growing a little bit.
And this has only got to be really, really good stuff for your career at this point.
Yeah, yeah. When those [four judges] say those things that they said to me on national television, that’s not going to hurt. And I don’t know if you saw the comments part after the audition, but they said some really nice things to me. And none of them had anything bad to say. It was more just like, “Damn, that performance was amazing. Todd, you sound incredible, but I’ve never heard anything sound like Nicholas.” You know, like that’s not a bad critique to get.